Sister publication RT Magazine takes a close look at one of the world’s premier pulmonary care hospitals, which also has an extensive sleep medicine presence.
For patients in need of pulmonary care, National Jewish Health has two distinct divisions for pulmonary medicine: the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine for adults. The pediatric and adult pulmonary divisions each provide care for patients with a variety of respiratory diseases. In addition to pulmonary care, the adult division also incorporates the Section of Sleep Medicine, whose multidisciplinary staff treat the full spectrum of sleep disorders, and the Section of Critical Care Medicine, whose staff specializes in the care of acutely ill patients and those with severe or life-threatening conditions.
According to National Jewish Health, the goal of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is to diagnose and treat adult patients with both common and unusual respiratory diseases, such as autoimmune lung disease, respiratory failure, pneumonia, chronic cough, and tracheobronchomalacia. Patients in this division are evaluated and treated in both clinic and hospital settings, and basic science, clinical, and translational research are conducted in the areas of COPD, asthma, sleep disorders, interstitial lung diseases, and other related conditions. The research aims to advance the understanding and treatment of pulmonary diseases.