Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

JCMC Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care

The Division of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center is committed to providing exemplary patient care. The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section at Jersey City Medical Center evaluates and manages disorders of the respiratory system and cares for critically ill adult patients. Active inpatient and outpatient services are maintained. The hospital has a 16 bedded MICU with sophisticated and latest technology. We offer the highest level of expertise in Critical Care Management, with dedicated clinicians available 24 hour per day. We pride ourselves in providing multicultural and family focus care. Our interdisciplinary team includes attending physicians, resident physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, case managers, social workers, clergy, and patient care techs. Together we deliver state of the art patient care.

Services include:

  • fiberoptic bronchoscopy, and bronchoalveolar lavage
  • transbronchial lung biopsy and needle aspiration
  • full spectrum of pulmonary function testing
  • metabolic studies for nutritional assessment
  • cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • bronchial provocative challenge tests
  • Nd-YAG laser phototherapy to treat malignant and benign obstructions of the tracheobronchial tree
  • pulmonary rehabilitation to wean from the ventilator patients who have received prolonged intubation
  • challenge testing for sensitization to specific allergens or workplace agents
  • whole lung lavage
  • management of complex critical illness
  • transtracheal oxygen therapy

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