Anamosa - Jones Regional Medical Center

Jones Regional Medical Center
1795 Hwy 64 East Anamosa, IA 52205


Kim Boyd


Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education and psychosocial support for persons with chronic lung diseases and their families. The program assists people in learning to control the symptoms of their lung disease while working to achieve and maintain their maximum level of independence and functioning in the community, thereby improving their quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations related to lung disease, reduce respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, reverse anxiety or depression related to lung disease and educate patients about pulmonary disease and how to manage it.  Other goals of the pulmonary rehabilitation program include increasing exercise tolerance and performance, enhancing ability to perform activities of daily living, increasing survival in some patients and ideally enabling patients to return to work.