MISSION – OLD

Our Mission is to serve as the world’s most advanced and comprehensive pulmonary wellness hub where all people with respiratory diseases can come together as a community and feel at home: safe, respected, understood and cared for, regardless of age, geographical location, and socioeconomic or medical status.

The Pulmonary Wellness Foundation aspires to setting new standards in healthcare, being the place where individual patients’ needs are considered and addressed, where education and lifestyle change are the driving forces behind living well despite one’s disease and where care is approached holistically, favoring the whole being rather than simply the sum of various clinical aspects of illness.

After having founded the state-of-the-art-and-science Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center in 1998, Dr. Noah Greenspan, PT, DPT, CCS, EMT-B founded the Pulmonary Wellness Research and Education Society (renamed Pulmonary Wellness Foundation) in 2014 with the objective of coupling excellence in respiratory care with educational material of the highest caliber, delivered free of charge to patients, their family members, caregivers and clinicians, and to support new research projects aimed at better understanding the impact of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and lifestyle change on safety, efficacy, lung function and quality of life in people living with pulmonary diseases.

These conditions include but are not limited to Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Alpha-One Anti-Trypsin Deficiency, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) and other Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD’s), Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM), Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma and other Connective Tissue Diseases, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure and other cardiopulmonary conditions.

By supporting the clinical research efforts and free educational programs of Dr. Greenspan and the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center in New York City, the Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of people with a variety of prevalent, rare, and ultra-rare pulmonary diseases worldwide.

By removing financial and geographical barriers, thus democratizing care, by empowering patients through education and by recognizing that each patient has unique needs, the Pulmonary Wellness Foundation is leading the charge for more humane care: the greatest possible gift to patients and caregivers alike!

The Pulmonary Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.