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Lung Transplant Update from Brigham and Women's Hospital


11/30/17: Better Breathers Lecture on Lung Disease – December 21

Millions of people have lung disease, which can make it difficult to breathe. To help with treatment, the Better Breathers Club at Emerson Hospital, a support and information group for people with lung disease and their family and friends, is continuing its monthly lecture series. The next session will take place on Thursday, December 21st from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Andrea James, LICSW, and a member of the multidisciplinary lung transplant team at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will discuss the patient screening and transplant process. The lecture will be held at the Emerson Hospital Cheney B conference room, located near the main lobby of the hospital at 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner in Concord. The event is free and open to the public.

The Better Breathers Club is open to anyone who is living with lung disease and their family and friends. Through May 2018 interactive lectures take place every third Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Emerson Hospital. Upcoming topics include learning what to expect while hospitalized and the benefits of good nutrition. There is no cost to participate and refreshments are provided. Many patients participate in the Better Breathers Club to help cope with lung disease.

For more information, call Claire Rindenello, RRT at 978-287-3715 or visit www.emersonhospital.org.

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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford, and urgent care centers in Hudson and Littleton. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.