St. Luke’s Hospital has been designated as a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network site, bringing high quality care close to home for patients with fatal lung disease. “Being named a PFF Care Center Network site indicates that St. Luke’s Hospital has the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of complex, fibrotic lung diseases,” said Neil Ettinger, MD, St. Luke’s Hospital Chief of Pulmonology. “This designation reflects our commitment to integrating research and high quality care to improve the lives of our patients.”
In addition to receiving expert diagnosis and treatment, patients will benefit from St. Luke’s participation in the network by receiving recommendations for continuing care, including lung transplantation, and assistance in locating necessary social services. Eligible patients will also have the opportunity to take part in clinical trials. St. Luke’s Hospital offers a quarterly support group meeting for patients who have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.