New England Sinai HospitalInpatient Services


New England Sinai Hospital has the largest long-term acute care hospital pulmonary program in New England.  Under the direction of Alexander C. White, MD, chief of pulmonary and sleep medicine, Sinai offers a continuum of pulmonary treatment and care, from inpatient ventilator management and weaning to outpatient pulmonary rehab for people with acute and chronic pulmonary conditions.  At New England Sinai Hospital, we are known for our successful outcomes - earning us the area's top long-term acute care hospital pulmonary program.

Sinai continues to break new ground in pulmonary research through the Rose Kalman Research Center, and as a major teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine we are advancing pulmonary medicine in the long-term acute care hospital setting every day.

Pulmonary patients are admitted to Sinai with a variety of diagnoses and conditions, including:

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)  
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Neurologic related respiratory failure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Post-surgical recovery from lung transplantation

A Caring Treatment Team

Upon admission to New England Sinai Hospital, a physician-led care team will develop a personalized treatment plan to meet patients' specific goals. The composition of the treatment team is based on individual medical, nursing and therapy needs and may vary during the different stages of hospitalization. The pulmonary care team works together throughout patients' stay and is comprised from the following disciplines:

  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Nursing
  • Case manager
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Social worker
  • Registered dietitian

Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning

With the largest mechanical ventilation and weaning program in New England, Sinai has developed expertise in caring for the difficult to wean patient, achieving outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.  Utilizing state-of-the-art ventilators, Sinai has a 70-invasive ventilator bed capacity. Additionally, we lead the way in using non-invasive mechanical (BiPAP and CPAP) as an alternative to mechanical ventilation requiring a tracheostomy. Our team is also expert in airway management and decannulation.

Our Clinical Capabilities include:

  • State-of-the-art ventilators
  • CPAP and BiPAP
  • Video endoscopy/bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function studies
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Blood gas monitoring
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Flolan teaching for pulmonary hypertension

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