PFF Extends Care for Patients with Deadly Lung Disease

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PFF Opens 15 New Care Centers Across the U.S.

CHICAGO, May 15, 2018– The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has expanded its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of 15 additional sites, including two in Wisconsin and Iowa which previously did not have care center locations. The PFF’s Care Center Network (CCN), 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.

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 Hospital in Detroit; Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston; LeBauer Health Care at Cone Health in Greensboro, N.C.; Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.; Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich.; St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.; UC Davis Interstitial Lung Disease Program 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. (A complete list of CCN sites appears at the end of the release.)

 “As the leading resource for the pulmonary fibrosis community, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is committed 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.” 

The PFF Care Center Network advances care by fostering a multidisciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive patient care. Experts in pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, radiology, and pathology are part of the care team at each medical center.  In addition, many Care Center Network sites offer a PF support group and partner with the PFF on patient education programs and research initiatives.

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 forty-thousand deaths in the U.S. annually. Fifty-thousand new cases are diagnosed each year. There is no known cure.


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham)

St. Joseph’s Hospital (Phoenix)
Banner University Medical Center (Phoenix) NEW
University of Arizona (Tucson)

Stanford Health Center (Stanford)
UC Davis Interstitial Lung Disease Program (Sacramento) NEW
University of California at Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
University of California at San Francisco (San Francisco)

National Jewish Health (Denver)
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora) NEW

Yale School of Medicine (New Haven)

Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston) NEW
University of Florida (Gainesville) NEW
University of Miami (Miami)

Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta)

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood) NEW
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago) 
University of Chicago (Chicago)

University of Iowa (Iowa City) NEW

The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City)

University of Louisville School of Medicine (Louisville)

Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans)

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)
University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) 
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Boston)

Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit) NEW
Spectrum Heath System (Grand Rapids) NEW
University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor)

University of Minnesota Medical Center (Minneapolis) 
Mayo Clinic (Rochester)

St. Luke’s Hospital (Chesterfield) NEW
Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis)

New York 
Columbia University Medical Center (New York)
Stony Brook University Hospital (Stony Brook)
University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester)
Weill-Cornell Medical Center (New York) 

North Carolina 
Duke University Medical Center (Durham)
LeBauer Health Care at Cone Health (Greensboro) NEW

Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland) NEW
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus)
University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Cincinnati)

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey)
Temple Health (Philadelphia)
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) 
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)

Rhode Island 
Rhode Island Hospital (Providence)

South Carolina 
Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville)

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas) NEW
Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston) NEW
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)
University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston)
The University of Texas Health Science Center ( San Antonio)

University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City)

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (Falls Church)
University of Virginia Health Systems (Charlottesville)

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle)

University of Wisconsin (Madison) NEW


About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is to mobilize people and resources to provide access to high quality care and lead research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer, healthier lives. The PFF collaborates with physicians, organizations, patients, and caregivers worldwide. For more information, visit