Center for Pulmonary Health at St. Joseph's/Candler
We provide quality patient care management through the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and follow-up of patients with pulmonary disorders. St. Joseph's/Candler maintains a highly skilled pulmonary team consisting of the following:
- Board-certified pulmonologists
- Board-certified interventional pulmonologists
- Licensed nurse practitioners
- Critical care certified nurses
- Pulmonary nurse case manager
- Certified respiratory technicians
- Registered respiratory therapists
- Registered pulmonary function technologists
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Pulmonary educator
- Pulmonary diagnostics team
Additionally, we are a three-time first place award (GHA, PHA, Georgia State House of Representatives) recipient for smoking cessation with our inpatient education.
The Center for Pulmonary Health, located at Candler Hospital, is a 39-bed unit using a multidisciplinary approach to provide care for adult and geriatric medical patients. We focus on early recognition of problems, implementation of appropriate interventions and chronic disease management.
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The Bronchoscopy Suite
Both St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital have a dedicated team and space for bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy is the examination of the lungs and bronchi (the main airways of the lungs) using a flexible tube (bronchoscope). The minimally-invasive procedure is performed by a pulmonologist – a physician who specializes in lung disorders – and a team of nurses, respiratory therapists and others.
Candler Hospital has a dedicated bronchoscopy suite, located near day surgery. The bronchoscopy team at Candler includes two registered nurses and three respiratory therapists. St. Joseph’s Hospital also has a bronchoscopy suite with two respiratory therapists and a registered nurse. Most bronchoscopies performed at St. Joseph’s Hospital take place in the surgery or gastroenterology areas.
The bronchoscopy team assists pulmonologists during procedures. They do more than 200 bronchoscopies a month, more than any other hospital in the region.
St. Joseph's Hospital
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Phone: (912) 819-2455
Fax: (912) 819-2415
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
Phone: (912) 819-6095
Fax: (912) 819-6308