Respiratory Therapy

Breath Easy, Live Life


The Respiratory Therapy Department at The Bellevue Hospital provides 24-7 respiratory care to all ages of inpatients (medical-surgical and critical care), emergency department patients, and surgical patients.

Our highly trained Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) treat individuals who have bacterial or viral infections of the lungs (such as pneumonia, bronchitis and RSV), chronic lung deseases (such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and other respiratory issues. 


Respiratory Care Services We Offer:

Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis
Life support (mechanical ventilation)
Lung function tests, also known as pulmonary function tests (PFTs), to measure how well your lungs take in and exhale air 
Breathing therapy, like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
Patient education to assist in the management of respiratory diseases  
Pulmonary rehabilitation 

Smoking Cessation at The Bellevue Hospital

The Respiratory Therapy Department also offers smoking cessation classes through out the year.  The Bellevue Hospital and The Ohio State University at Lima have teamed up to provide individuals a free, seven-week smoking cessation treatment program and research study that examines the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral-hypnosis program on smoking.

This program, developed by psychologists Joseph Green, Ph.D. (professor at OSU-Lima) and Steven Lynn (professor at Binghamton University), is based on research and clinical observations of self-empowerment programs designed to help people stop smoking. Participants will also receive a free six-week supply of nicotine patches. Click on the link below to read more information about the smoking cessation program. 


For more information about respiratory therapy or smoking cessation at The Bellevue Hospital, call 419.483.4040, Ext. 4244.