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Department: Respiratory
Manager:
Corinne Ritzel
Phone:
315-798-8269
E-mail:
critzel@stemc.org
Department Hours:

24 hours per day,
7 days a week
Address:
2209 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501


Senior Pulmonary Technician:

Erica Janis
Phone:
315-798-8269
E-mail:
PFTLab@stemc.org
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Living Well With COPD:

Chronic Bronchitis & Emphysema
View Patient Education Guide
From the American College
of Chest Physicians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Well With COPD:
Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
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F O U N D A T I O N
Patient Education Guide

Respiratory


The dedicated and skilled staff members of the Respiratory Care Services Department evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing problems. The department is fully equipped and staffed to meet the needs of our community and is an integral part of our healthcare team at St. Elizabeth. Our Therapists strive to provide the highest quality care with compassion, professionalism and a commitment to customer service.

Respiratory Care Services Include:

  • Medication administration and education

  • Oxygen administration and monitoring for appropriate blood levels

  • Post-operative support to reduce breathing complications

  • Inpatient smoking cessation counseling and support

Helpful smoking cessation links:
New York State Smokers Quite Line
Tobacco Free Kids
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Emergency care for victims of heart attack, stroke and trauma

  • Breathing support via a ventilator for those who are unable to breathe on their own

  • Lung function testing

  • Patient education on normal and abnormal lung function

Pulmonary Lab


Our Pulmonary Lab utilizes high tech equipment to provide physicians valuable information to help  diagnose breathing problems and determine the best plan to care for patients.

Special Features:

  • Pulmonary Function lab staffed with Respiratory Therapist additionally certified
    in Pulmonary Function Testing

  • Electronic storage and retrieval of test results through Physician Portal system

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