PEORIA, Ill. -- Hundreds of people each year are breathing easier thanks to the OSF Saint Francis Pulmonary Rehab program.
Now the team there will have the ability to treat even more patients at its new location.
The new center is called by doctors there the most technologically advanced rehab center of its kind in Central Illinois.
“It's got the most experienced staff and 12 to 13 pulmonary specialists just right across the hallway. So we're excited about the opportunities that's going to afford us in terms of taking care of both the quality of care of pulmonary patients and also quality of care in this region,” said Dr. J.C. Michel of the Illinois Lung Institute.
Every year, nearly 250 chronic lung disease patients are treated at the Pulmonary Rehab Center. But thanks to the new location and equipment, that number is expected to double.