Pulmonary/ventilator liberation

Helping patients breathe independently

Our pulmonary teams treat more than 11,000 ventilator-dependent patients annually across Select Medical’s network of critical illness recovery hospitals.

Patient on a pulmonary ventilator being treated by a therapist

We make recovery possible

  • Select Specialty Hospitals are nationwide leaders in ventilator liberation -- the process of discontinuing mechanical breathing support.  Our program is guided by board-certified pulmonologists, pulmonary program directors, respiratory therapists, nursing and rehabilitation professionals, pharmacists and nutritionists.

    • Mechanical ventilator dependence
    • Chronic lung diseases, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema)
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Acute respiratory ailments
    • Pneumonia
    • Post-surgical complications
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Stroke
    • Brain injury
    • Metabolic encephalopathy
pulmonary ventilator - patient success story - Aqsa Mirza
Our patients say it best
Aqsa's story
“I’m sad to be leaving because the staff has shown me so much love.”

Ventilator liberation is possible. Let us help.

If you or a loved one is experiencing respiratory failure or serious pulmonary disease, Select Specialty Hospitals’ ventilator liberation and interdisciplinary treatment programs can help.