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Jane E. O'Brien, M.D., Medical Director1-617-254-3800 ext 5800
Recent advances in medical care and technology have made it possible for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with chronic breathing problems to thrive. The causes of the children's respiratory disabilities may vary, but the children share common goals: experiencing productive and satisfying lives, fulfilling their physical and intellectual potential, and learning to manage independently. Our Jenk's Unit for Pulmonary Rehabilitation is among the largest Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs in the country, and offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs for infants, children and adolescents with chronic respiratory conditions. Our physicians, nurses, therapists and educators are experienced in treating the medical and developmental needs of children who require oxygen, tracheostomy or ventilatory support.
Our Interdisciplinary Treatment Team
Each patient’s treatment team is personalized to meet the individual needs of the patient and his/her family. The team coordinates an integrated program of medical and rehabilitative care while providing ongoing parent and patient teaching. Meet the Franciscan Hospital for Children's Clinical team.
From the day the child is referred to Franciscan Hospital, the team begins to plan ahead with the family for discharge. To ensure that the progress made during rehabilitation continues, the rehabilitation team coordinates community support services, including educational, medical, nursing and therapeutic services.
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