About Us

Ohio Valley Hospital’s (OVH) Pulmonary Health Center is designed to promote wellness for those suffering with chronic and acute respiratory conditions. Our specialized team will help you physically and mentally breathe more easily with one-on-one treatment and care.

Do You Remember What it Feels Like to Take a Good Breath of Fresh Air?

pulm_01There is no more basic need, nor one more taken for granted than the air we breathe. But if you suffer from COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, or are recovering from lung surgery, you may often find yourself struggling to get your next breath. OVH’s Pulmonary Health Center’s expertise in managing conditions like yours will bring the relief you need.

A preliminary screening by an expert in lung health will drive a unique course of treatment designed for your particular condition. Our program, focused on improving physical condition, breathing retraining, education, and lifestyle management will quickly stabilize your condition.

Our Goal: Improve Your Quality of Life

pulm_02We aim to do this through a variety of measures.

  1. Controlling and lessening the symptoms and complications of breathing problems
  2. Increasing the level of independence and physical activity that a patient enjoys
  3. Reducing the need for hospitalizations, which will save the patient money and avoid the inconvenience of being hospitalized

Treatment is covered by most insurance carriers and free transportation for patients who no longer drive, can be arranged through our door-to-door van service. Our services and program require a referral from your primary care physician. Ask your physician for a referral today!

Treatment Expectations

  • Improved quality of life
  • Better physical condition
  • Increased endurance
  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Greater understanding of your ailment
  • Tools designed to give you more power in managing your condition
  • Successful coping strategies
  • Emotional support

For more information, please take a look at our brochure.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.

We are closed daily from 12:00p.m.-12:30p.m.

Location and Contact Us

We are located on the 1st floor of the Main Hospital. If you enter into the Hospital’s Main Entrance, turn right at the front Information Desk, and continue down the corridor past the Gift shop we are the next door on the right side of the hallway.

If you would like more information, please contact us at 412-777-6470.

Pulmonary Health Center Staff

Our Pulmonary Health Center Staff uses a multidisciplinary team to best meet your needs.

Medical Director: Stephen G. Basheda, D.O.
Respiratory Therapist: Steve Taylor, C.R.T.
Occupational Therapist: Danielle Krek, O.T.R.L.
Coordinator: Shelley Hawk