Respiratory Center


The Respiratory Care Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital can provide expert treatment of any acute and chronic lung disorder. This includes pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, pulmonary infections, sleep disorders, and asthma. Rockcastle Regional Hospital understands each patient requires individualized treatment and we take the time necessary to determine how to treat a resident’s respiratory condition that best suits their lifestyle.

Our respiratory and pulmonary care physicians at Rockcastle Regional Hospital are specialists in diagnosing and treating breathing diseases and lung conditions. We apply the newest technology and strategies to help our patients breathe more easily. Our respiratory specialists focus on education and rehabilitation to improve our patients’ health and quality of life. We offer comprehensive respiratory care to both inpatients and outpatients at our Respiratory Center and we continue to improve the quality of care for our patients in many ways.

Our Respiratory Care Center therapists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital consult with physicians regarding the selection of procedures and courses of therapy. They also assist patients and their families with instruction on respiratory home care therapy and associated equipment.

Rockcastle Regional Hospital Respiratory Care Center diagnoses and treats lung diseases and breathing disorders. Through a combination of a skilled staff and advanced technology, we provide a broad range of respiratory therapy and services. We provide full-service care, including therapeutic, diagnostic, rehabilitation, critical care services, emergency services and high risk delivery and stabilization services to meet the needs of our patients. The goal of the Respiratory Care Center is to minimize the impact of cardiopulmonary disorders.

Our Respiratory Care Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital provides comprehensive, up-to-date pulmonary intensive care and rehabilitation led by an experienced team of registered nurses, exercise specialists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and clinical dieticians. Our team works together to help each patient achieve the best results possible. Our goal is to help patients manage and relieve physical and emotional symptoms, improve the quality of their life and achieve a higher level of wellness.

Our Respiratory Care Center is fully equipped to diagnose and treat patients affected with chronic and acute lung diseases including:

  • Acute and chronic respiratory failureThe Respiratory Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital provides expert treatment of acute and chronic lung disorders.
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Tuberculosis


The Respiratory Care Center at Rockcastle Regional Hospital provides service that is nothing less than superior to all patients. The vision is to provide an appropriate scope and level of services that continue to efficiently meet the changing needs of those served.

Respiratory therapists are important members of the Respiratory Care Center team. They work under the medical direction of doctors to treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people with lung disease. Our respiratory therapists consult with physicians, nurses, and other staff members to develop the best care plan for you. Our interdisciplinary approach brings medical and cardiopulmonary experts together to improve quality of life.

At Rockcastle Regional Hospital, our Respiratory Care Center provides comprehensive diagnostic services, treatment, rehabilitation and patient education sessions to provide care in all facets of respiratory conditions.