LeBauer HealthCare Selected for Prestigious Pulmonary Fibrosis Network

Murali Ramaswamy, MD

[Greensboro, NC], May 15, 2018 – The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today it has expanded its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of 15 additional sites, including LeBauer HealthCare at Cone Health. The PFF’s Care Center Network, a collection of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating individuals with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), now has 60 sites in 30 states. The 15 new sites will help fill a treatment gap, increasing access to quality care and services that are critical to the local PF community.

“Our partnership with the PFF reflects our commitment to integrating world-class care and cutting-edge research into the overall disease management for patients, caregivers, and loved ones,” said Dr. Murali Ramaswamy. “At LeBauer HealthCare, our team of experts in pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, radiology, and pathology will provide life-enhancing treatments to people living with PF while researching the cause and cure for the disease.”

In addition to LeBauer HealthCare at Cone Health, newly designated medical centers include Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix; Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas; Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland; Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Fla; Henry Ford Health System in Detroit; Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston; Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.; Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich.; St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.; University of California at Davis in Sacramento, Calif.; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Co; University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.;  University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa; and University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. (For a complete list of PFF Care Center Network sites, visit www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.)

“As the leading resource for the pulmonary fibrosis community, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to developing new tools and support to help ensure patients receive a swift and accurate diagnosis along with the highest quality of care,” said Dr. Gregory P. Cosgrove, Chief Medical Officer for the PFF. “The launch of our 15 new Care Center Network sites provides crucial resources for care along with an infrastructure that facilitates research toward a cure.”

More than 200,000 Americans are living with pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly and complex disease which causes progressive scarring in the lungs.  Pulmonary fibrosis causes more than 40,000 deaths annually. Fifty-thousand new cases are diagnosed each year. There is no known cure.

Read the news release from Cone Health, and meet the LeBauer Pulmonary and Critical Care provider team.

About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high-quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer, healthier lives. The PFF collaborates with physicians, organizations, patients, and caregivers worldwide. The PFF has a three-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.  For more information, visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or 312.587.9272 from outside the U.S.

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