Va. Lung Patients Get Moved to Y for Treatment

Patients moved to make space at hospital

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Officials with a Fairfax hospital said they will move patients to a YMCA next month to have more space at the hospital.

Transferring more than 90 chronic lung patients to receive therapy at the YMCA of Reston will increase space for a growing number of acute-care patients, administrators at Inova Fairfax Hospital said.

The lung patients are part of a program that includes regular pulmonary exercise and respiratory therapists who monitor participants' progress. It is not covered by insurance.

Some patients told The Washington Times that while the YMCA is well-equipped, it cannot provide the level of care they receive at the hospital.

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