Overlook Opens New Respiratory Care Unit

By Christopher Rooney |

Overlook LogoCHARLTON, MA – Masonic Health System of MA is proud to announce the opening of a new Respiratory Clinical Program on The Overlook Campus. The respiratory services are available to qualifying facility residents and the greater community. The program will service patients, discharged from chronic and acute care hospitals, typically with diagnosis of Respiratory Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).

The medical oversight for the Program is being provided by Dr. Plutarco E. Castellanos of MA Lung and Allergy, in conjunction with a respiratory therapist. Dr. Castellanos is a Board Certified Internist with a subspecialty Board Certification in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. The entire clinical team has received extensive training on respiratory disease management and treatment protocols.

Robert Engell, Nursing Home Administrator for The Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center in Charlton, MA expressed enthusiasm for the new Program. “This uniquely specialized service meets a tremendous need in the community and enables The Overlook to further distinguish itself as a provider of choice to clinically complex patients.”

Those interested in more information may contact the Admissions Office of The Overlook at 508-434-2243. Current hospital patients with a respiratory diagnosis requiring rehabilitation –should be sure to ask the hospital provider for a referral to The Overlook.