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Wingate at Ulster Introduces Skilled Nursing Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Wingate at Ulster Introduces Skilled Nursing Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Specialized Program Aligns With American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines

June 04, 2015, Highland, NY –Wingate at Ulster (, a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in New York’s Hudson River Valley, announced today the launch of their Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program created to treat high acuity pulmonary patients. Wingate at Ulster is one of few skilled nursing facilities serving the hospitals in the Hudson River Valley and nearby New York City to provide this care onsite. This is the second specialized pulmonary program opened by Wingate Healthcare this year; Wingate at Sudbury announced their program in April.

Patients participating in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Wingate at Ulster receive an individualized plan of care created by Wingate’s interdisciplinary team led by an onsite Respiratory Therapist. The program is aligned with guidelines from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is administered over a period of 8 to 12 weeks, with patients receiving weekly one-on-one visits with Wingate at Ulster’s Respiratory Therapist in addition to daily physical and occupational therapy sessions. Patients diagnosed with bronchiectasis, COPD, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, neuromuscular disease, obesity-related respiratory disease, asthma, post-operative thoracic/abdominal surgery and ventilator dependency are candidates for the program.

The Pulmonary Rehab Program’s team of professionals is led by Clinical Coordinator Joseph Potts, a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Joe has extensive experience in the area of Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, beginning his career at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. He later joined the New York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital as Senior Respiratory Practitioner responsible for the operations of the Critical Care Unit, developing a program that is used in facilities throughout New York.

“We are proud to be able to provide tailored care for patients with respiratory illnesses in the Hudson River Valley,” said Maura Brennan, Administrator of Wingate at Ulster. “Led by Joe and his team, the opportunity to offer this unique program in our skilled center enables us to help our patients facing these difficult diagnoses improve more quickly and return to a high quality of life.”

Wingate at Ulster is accepting pulmonary patients at this time. For more information visit


About Wingate at Ulster

Wingate at Ulster is a 120-bed, skilled nursing facility nestled in the historic Hudson River Valley, just south of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Wingate at Ulster’s knowledgeable and compassionate staff provides specialized short-term rehab and long-term care customized to fit each individual’s needs. Our spacious, bright common areas and beautifully landscaped courtyards are the perfect environment for residents to enjoy during their stay and with their families. Proudly serving the Highland community for over 15 years, Wingate at Ulster delivers quality care you can trust.

About Wingate Healthcare
Wingate Healthcare has been owned and operated by the Schuster family for over 25 years. Drawing on their long history in the New England medical community and a desire to help meet the critical needs of families in Massachusetts and New York, Wingate is the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors. The Schusters are committed to enhancing the lives of others, which has led to the creation of Operation P.E.A.C.E., offering educational courses, youth programs and enrichment services to the residents of Boston’s Fenway and Dorchester neighborhoods, The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a number of other charitable organizations and events. The Schusters are also actively involved with Hospitality Homes, which provides free short-term housing for families and friends of patients seeking care at Boston-area hospitals and healthcare organizations. For more information, visit

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