Pulmonary Rehabilitation


As one of South Florida's leading healthcare facilities, the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL offers the latest diagnostic techniques, state-of-the-art technology and equipment with a comprehensive team, including a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program for patients with chronic lung diseases such as COPD, emphysema, asthma, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, or for patients about to undergo or those who recently underwent lung surgery.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is staffed by Critical Care nurses, Exercise Physiologists and Registered Respiratory Therapists. Our team works together with our Medical Directors who are Pulmonary Medicine physicians. Pulmonary Rehab is located on the main campus of Holy Cross Hospital, first floor of the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center, in the Zachariah Family Wellness Pavilion. Our rehab unit is bright, open and inviting, with a wide variety of state-of-the-art exercise and monitoring equipment. Our patients are carefully monitored via our Quinto telemetry system. Oxygen therapy is available for those who may need it.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 1:00pm to 3:30pm 
Initial Evaluations and Orientation Sessions: Tuesdays

Program Goals

  • To improve quality of life
  • To reduce respiratory symptoms
  • To improve and maintain physical conditioning
  • Less frequent hospital admissions
  • To increase knowledge of pulmonary disease and its management
  • To return to work or leisure activities
  • Smoking cessation

Services Offered

We offer both Phase 2 and Phase 3 Maintenance Programs. Patients receive a thorough evaluation and individualized treatment plan, which includes:

  • Respiratory assessment
  • Six-minute walk test
  • Nutritional assessment with a licensed dietician
  • Psychosocial assessment and support for the patient and family
  • Home exercise program
  • Monitored exercise
  • Breathing exercises and retraining
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Education of medications and delivery techniques

Program Duration

For the most beneficial results, it is recommended that new patients attend Pulmonary Rehab two to three times per week for approximately three months. This can vary based on individual needs and availability.

Insurance Coverage

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is recognized by most insurance carriers and coverage is available. It is recommended that you check your benefits with your individual carrier. Our Maintenance, or Phase 3, Program is not a covered insurance benefit. It is offered for a minimal fee per session.

How to Enroll

If you have a chronic respiratory condition, you can be referred by your primary care physician or other specialty physician. You will need a signed prescription. Our staff will contact you to set up an appointment as soon as we receive the required information needed for your enrollment. For more information about our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, call 954-229-7961.