Location: The Cardiopulmonary Services (CPS) Department and Lab is located in the main Sunnyside Community Hospital building. If coming to the Department for a test, please register at the Admitting Desk. Patients will be escorted to the CPS Lab for their test.
Hours: Our department hours are 24 hours, seven days per week. Translators for Spanish speaking only patients are available.
All CPS Technicians are licensed by Washington State. They maintain current continuing medical education programs required for licensure.
The Sunnyside Community Hospital Cardiopulmonary Services (CPS) department is has two separate areas of expertise. One set of services involves testing for cardiac conditions. These tests include -
The second component of the Cardiopulmonary Services department involves the lungs, both testing pulmonary function and the treatment of pulmonary conditions.
Asthma Education Program is taught by Respiratory Therapists who are Certified Asthma Educators. This is available by appointment only and patients need a referral from their physician.
Respiratory Therapists (RTs) measure lung function (PFTs), manage mechanical ventilators, test arterial blood gases, test for sleep apnea, give specialized medications to children with asthma, manage oxygen supplementation, test for home oxygen requirements, and a number of other patient tests and treatments.
RT's are an essential part of therapy in every hospital clinical department including the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit, the Medical/ Surgical Unit, Ambulatory Care Unit and the Family Birth Center. In addition to complex hospital functions, Cardiopulmonary Services also support the larger community with these and other essential services and education.
For more information about the Cardiopulmonary Department, please call 837-1777 and ask to speak to the Department Manager, Kathleen Anderson.