The Goodland Regional Medical Center will have new pulmonary function testing equipment thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Foundation to the Goodland Medical Foundation.
The new equipment will replace an older unit. It is used to diagnose lung diseases and disorders. In addition, tests assist in the management and care of patients with allergies, respiratory infections, trouble breathing due to injury, chronic illness such as COPD, emphysema, asthma, or inflammatory problems.
Goodland Regional Medical Center serves residents of Sherman and Wallace Counties as well as some from Eastern Colorado. A pulmonologist, a physician specializing in lug and breathing disorders, comes to the health center anywhere from two to four times a month to prevent patients from traveling to a larger city for care. With the new equipment, the health center will be able to provide a full complement of pulmonary care, from testing through treatment and pulmonary rehabilitation services.