Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy is a specialized healthcare field dedicated to optimizing respiratory function and improving the overall well-being of individuals with breathing difficulties. Respiratory therapists play a crucial role in the assessment, treatment, and management of a wide range of respiratory conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and respiratory distress. Respiratory therapists contribute significantly to the holistic care of patients, helping them breathe easier and lead healthier lives.

Our respiratory therapists provide the following outpatient services at Mitchell County Regional Health Center:

Home Sleep Studies
Overnight Oximetry Studies
Home CPAP Management Consultations
Home Oxygen Assessments
Pulmonary Function Testing
Six Minute Walk Assessments
ZIO Cardiac Monitoring
High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) “Vest” Therapy
Outpatient Pentamidine Treatments
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Respiratory Medication and Adjunct Therapy Evaluation and Education

All services require a provider referral. Please contact MCRHC at 641-732-6100 for more information.

MCRHC has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the fourth time MCRHC has received this national honor.

Awarded honorees are determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. To determine the 2024 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charges, and financial efficiency.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all rural and community and critical access hospitals nationally. There is no application process and recognition is solely based on performance data.

MCRHC previously received Top 100 honors in 2018, 2019 and 2023.