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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Blythedale’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is widely recognized as a national center of excellence due to the Hospital’s extraordinary success weaning fragile infants and children from respiratory support machines for an improved quality of life. Our parent training programs help ensure that caregivers are both confident and competent in caring for their child.

Why Blythedale…

We are the only post-acute care provider of ICU-level technology in New York State. By investing in the most modern respiratory support technology, and providing attending pediatricians in the Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Blythedale is committed to a high quality and safe environment for medically fragile children to achieve their maximum potential.

  • Inpatient
  • Long Term Care
  • Day Hospital

Going Home

Bringing your child home is no small feat when they're medically fragile. No family ever thinks they will be in the position of caring for a child with complex medical needs, but Blythedale’s innovative Parent and Family Education Program divides what initially seems like an overwhelming learning...

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team

Blythedale’s team of pediatric pulmonologists, intensive care physicians and pediatric respiratory therapists work in concert with a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists to optimize each child’s function to help them achieve their treatment objectives.

River's Road Home

Ana Rivera found out she was pregnant on Halloween in 2020. She and her partner, Diana Vasquez, started preparing for the next chapter in their lives and their new arrival. However, on April 8, 2021, at just 26 weeks’ gestation, River Omari Rivera was born weighing a mere 2 lbs., 2 oz. and was just...