Investing in Erie
Investing $1.5 Million for a New Facility for Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Saint Vincent Hospital opened a newly renovated facility for Saint Vincent Chest Diseases physician practice, the hospital’s pulmonary rehab services and the Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The facility is at a new location, 204 West 26 Street, on the corner of Sassafras and 26th streets, formerly the home of Saint Vincent’s orthopaedic practice.
The renovation of the 17,000 square-foot, two-story facility – which cost $1.5 million with construction, furniture and equipment -- included expansion of waiting areas and the reception office, an updated gymnasium for rehabilitation, a new centrally located nurse station on the first floor, updated sleep rooms, and more. The number of patient rooms has increased from a total of 10 at the previous facilities to 16 at the new facility, enabling clinicians to meet the increased demand for pulmonary and sleep services.
“Saint Vincent is providing patients with a beautiful new, highly efficient location to receive the excellent services provided by the clinicians at our pulmonary rehab, sleep center and Chest Diseases physician practice,” said Chris Clark, DO, MHA. “The new location offers free parking, a central location close to hospital, and additional exam rooms to streamline patient care.”
Within the new facility, clinicians will provide cutting-edge care for pulmonary disease and sleep disorders, offering cardiopulmonary exercise testing, pulmonary function testing, and comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation services. In addition, the providers also offer patients the unique opportunity to participate in a number of clinical research projects, including those for such diseases as asthma, COPD, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
Saint Vincent Chest Diseases providers include board-certified pulmonologists Kenneth Chinsky, MD, Joseph Rowane, DO, Jeffrey McGovern, MD, FCCP, FAASM; pulmonary and sleep providers Thomas Johnson, PA-C and Siobhan Kobal, CRNP ; intensive care providers Shameen Salam, MD, Hitesh Gidwani, MD, Destiny Juatovic, CRNP, and Shauna Mack, CRNP. The physicians also provide care to hospital inpatients and critically ill patients in its Intensive Care Unit. To learn more ore schedule an appointment, please call 814-864-4755.