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Cardiopulmonary Services

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

Dr. Ralph Broadwater, Medical Director
Linda Nestor, RT(R), (M), (CT), MBA, Director of Radiology and Cardiopulmonary

Staff members are:
Craig Johnson, from Cardiac Rehab., assists with Stress Testing and EKG’s
Craig Sherman, RCP, RRT
Darcy Farina, RCP, RRT and Sleep Technologist
Heather Moilanen, RCP, RRT
Heidi Ashe, RCP, RRT
Rachel Kindl, Exercise Specialist
Sean Kenneally, RCP, RRT
Theresa Vadala, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer[/toggle]
Vinny Caruso, RCP, RRT

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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