Speare Memorial Hospital

The Cardiopulmonary Services Department provides both inpatient and outpatient services for heart and lung related disorders, including Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Sleep Lab.



Department services include:

Respiratory Care : 

  • Breathing treatments with medication
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Arranging for home respiratory care equipment
  • Care and monitoring of patients on ventilators in the CCU
  • Arterial Blood Gas analysis-drawing and analyzing blood for oxygen, carbon dioxide, and Ph
  • Pulmonary Function Testing-breathing tests
  • Patient Education-smoking cessation, breathing exercises, instruction for inhalers and spacers


  • Echocardiograms—images (pictures) of the heart
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
    • Exercise Echocardiogram imaging
    • Exercise Nuclear Imaging
  • Electrocardiogram-EKG
  • Outpatient heart monitoring-Holter and Event monitors

Our Team

  • Ralph Broadwater, Medical Director
  • Linda Nestor, Director of Radiology and Cardiopulmonary
  • Craig Johnson, Exercise Physiologist
  • Rebeccah Chase, Exercise Physiologist
  • Rachel Currier, Cardiac Sonographer
  • Heidi Ashe, Respiratory Therapist
  • Craig Sherman, Respiratory Therapist
  • Travis Vicany, Respiratory Therapist
  • Dino Bertoldi, Respiratory Therapist
  • Jackie Ciampi, Respiratory Therapist
  • Sean Kenneally, Respiratory Therapist

Contact Us

Our direct phone line is: 238-2288
We are staffed in-house from 7am to 11pm 7 days a week and holidays. We have a staff member on-call from 11pm to 7am for emergencies.


We provide patient information on related topics, such as:

  • Asthma, COPD
  • Breathing Techniques, Exercises
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Use of home respiratory care equipment

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