Des Moines - Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Ave., W-2 Des Moines, IA 50314


Patricia Cavanaugh


Chronic pulmonary (lung) disease can be a debilitating illness that causes shortness of breath and impacts the ability to perform everyday activities. It often leads to an inactive lifestyle resulting in deterioration of the body’s muscle function. Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines offers a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program to assist persons with chronic lung disease to regain their strength and muscle function, often improving health and independence.  The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is an individualized program comprised of exercise, education and nutritional assessment and education. A typical program meets two times per week for 10-12 weeks.