The Respiratory Therapy Department offers every aspect of respiratory therapy from neonatal to geriatric patients. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This department also offers therapist driven protocols for inhalation, oxygen and ventilation therapies. Northport Medical Center is one of the few facilities in the Southeast to offer therapist driven protocols.
Respiratory offers a complete diagnostic lab for pulmonary function tests, cardiopulmonary stress testing (heart and lungs,) non-emergent bronchoscopy, as well as metabolic and nutritional studies for inpatients and outpatients. The diagnostic lab operates from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for outpatient testing.
All Respiratory Therapists are either Registered or Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Several of our therapists are also Neonatal/Pediatric Specialists. All therapists are licensed by the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Care.