Butler County Health Cardiopulmonary Department treats illnesses involving the heart and the lungs.  Our services range from diagnostic testing, such as lung function studies and holter monitors to more advanced treatments, including intubation and mechanical ventilation. 


  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Cardiac monitors
  • Home oxygen testing
  • Sleep studies

Sleep Medicine

BCH offers home based and hospital based sleep study options to help diagnose and treat sleep disorders.  We also offer overnight oxygen testing for home oxygen needs. 

Cardiac Rehab

BCH offers a Cardiac Rehab program designed for patients who have heart disease.  It involves a personalized exercise and education program to improve heart health. Cardiac rehabilitation can reduce the risk of future heart problems and improve the quality of life of the patient. Focus is on exercise training, healthy lifestyle habits, stress management, and making heart healthy dietary choices. 

The Cardiac Rehab staff offer sessions on M, W, F.  The Cardiac Rehab program is certified through the AACVPR to ensure quality outcomes. 

Pulmonary Rehab

BCH offers a Pulmonary Rehab program designed for patients who have chronic lung disease.  The program focuses on improving endurance and strength of the participants allowing them to continue leading an independent life and decrease hospitalizations. Focus is on improving the quality of life through exercise, strength training, breathing techniques, and education. 

The Pulmonary Rehab staff offer sessions on M, W, F.  The Pulmonary Rehab program is certified through the AACVPR to ensure quality outcomes. 

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Andy Valenti, Physical Therapist Assistant

My strategy in nutrition coaching is to focus on the positive – what things could we add to increase the variety of healthy foods in your routine?  By focusing on adding more healthy choices, you will not feel deprived as you gradually leave out less nutritious choices.  My goal is to help you get a personalized approach to wellness that you can achieve and maintain with your current lifestyle.

Sandra Burwell, Registered Dietitian

Butler County Health has felt like home to me from the beginning of my employment.  I have spent more than 5 years working in an environment that has challenged me to pursue my nursing skills in many different areas such as the Emergency Department, Obstetrics, Inpatient Care, Outpatient Care and as Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Coordinator.

Tara Palensky, RN

BCH Roots to Shoots Pediatric Therapy Clinic eliminates the need for long commutes to distant facilities like Madonna, allowing Aria to maximize her therapy sessions and educational opportunities.  It is significant for Aria’s overall well-being as it reduces the stress and agitation she had from extended travel.  The staff is like our family to us.

Jennifer Prothman

The communication between us and Leia’s Roots to Shoots therapists is excellent.  We are given the tools and resources to practice techniques at home for ongoing progress and development so she can continue to thrive.  The entire staff at Roots to Shoots goes above and beyond what needs to be done; from teaching her to wear something as simple as a mask, to helping her feel comfortable riding in another vehicle like a school bus.  They are our angels.

Stacey Bykerk

I feel having a 3D mammogram was a blessing for me since it detected my Stage 1 cancer.  The technicians were very helpful as they explained how the machine worked compared to the 2D method.  A big difference is that the 3D machines moves above your head from one size to another and gives a more complete image of the breast.  The testing time also seemed shorter than the standard mammogram.

Judy Dubs

I had a bunion on my foot and I wanted it removed,  but I really didn't want to travel too far to have the procedure done.  So when Butler County Health started providing Podiatry Services, I made an appointment right away.  Dr. Carlston is professional and personable.  He took the time to explain what happens during the procedure and afterwards.

Jill Pokorny

Being able to have my blood drawn at Butler County Health saves me a weekly trip to Omaha.  It is simple to schedule an appointment that works with my schedule and the staff is quick and efficient at drawing my blood samples.

Tanner Zeilinger