Cardiac Rehabilitation

UM CRMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program helps participants to achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle and reduce their cardiovascular risk factors. Our program is directed by a board-certified cardiologist, and includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, diabetes educators, physical therapists, and social workers. Each exercise session is supervised by a registered nurse or an exercise physiologist with advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification.

Cardiopulmonary Department

The Cardiopulmonary Department is an integral part of patient care services at UM Charles Regional Medical Center. As a department we are committed to quality and to actively treating and caring for patients with breathing disorders. To participate in our services please obtain a physician’s referral and register upon arrival at UM Charles Regional Medical Center. Services provided by the department include: Respiratory Care, Pulmonary Function Lab, EEG, EKGs for rehab patients, and Sleep Disorders Lab.

Pulmonary Function Testing Lab

The Pulmonary Function Testing Lab (PFT) provides outpatient diagnostic procedures. Diagnostic procedures include: Spirometry, bronchodilator testing, static lung volume determination, plethysmography, diffusion capacity testing, and airway resistance and conductance testing.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

UM CRMC’s pulmonary rehabilitation program helps participants through exercise, education, and empowerment. Our team of pulmonary professionals includes a certified pulmonologist, registered nurses, and exercise physiologists, all united in our goal of helping you increase your quality of life. Dietitians, diabetes educators, and physical therapists are also available for consultation.

Cardiac Lab

Diagnostic cardiac catheterization provides one of the most definitive diagnostic assessments available today. With this test, your physician can determine pressure and blood flow in the heart’s chambers, collect blood samples from the heart, and examine the arteries of the heart by x-ray. UM CRMC cardiac catheterization is performed by specially trained nurses, x-ray technologists, and registered cardiovascular technologists—all under the direction of a board-certified cardiologist, a medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Cancer Care /Infusion & Radiation Therapy Services

At the UM CRMC Outpatient Infusion Center we provide infusion therapy to clinically appropriate patients. We offer personalized patient education and training, and our nurses are experienced in administering IV therapy. Infusion therapy is provided in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Patients have access to television and a DVD/VCR. The Chesapeake Potomac Regional Cancer Center (CPRCC) is a community-based radiation therapy cancer center with offices in Charlotte Hall and Waldorf. These facilities provide radiation therapy services to residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, as well as southern Prince George’s County. CPRCC is a joint venture of the Chesapeake Potomac Health Care Alliance and Maryland Regional Cancer Care.

Rehabilitation

The UM CRMC Rehabilitation Services Department provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy treatments to patients of all ages who are experiencing limitations in function resulting from injury, disease, or other causes. Regaining function and relieving pain are our goals. Each patient receives personalized care from our skilled and friendly staff. We offer both inpatient and outpatient therapy. Outpatient services are available Monday through Friday by appointment, and a physician’s order is required to register for outpatient treatment.

Center for Wound Healing

The Center for Wound Healing is staffed with a unique team of specialists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The combined knowledge of our team members creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound management. We are dedicated to healing wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment.

Home Health Services

Intake Office

301-274-9000, extension 121

The Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency has offered skilled services to patients who reside in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties since 1995. The agency provides full-service nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, and home health aide services to patients in their own homes.

To qualify for services, the patient must be in need of skilled, intermittent care, and under the orders of a physician. Once an order for home health is received, service is usually initiated within 24 hours.