Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock Launches New Support Group For People With Lung Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock recently launched a local chapter of the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Clubs to support individuals with lung disease.

The club is a regularly scheduled, in-person support group for people with chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Participants learn ways to better cope with their diagnosis while getting the support of others in similar situations.

“Our hope is to give these individuals the tools they need to have the best quality of life,” said Shelly Brown, Baptist Health’s director of Respiratory Care.

Baptist Health Respiratory Care therapists, who have been trained by the American Lung Association, will lead the support group offering educational presentations on relevant topics such as: Breathing Techniques, Exercise, Treatment Options, Home Healthcare, and many more.

The Baptist Health Better Breathers Club meets the third or fourth Wednesday of each month in the Hickingbotham Outpatient Center located at 9500 Kanis Road in Little Rock. The group will meet in the Women’s Resource room located on the second floor. For schedule information, log onto or call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-B-A-P-T-I-S-T. For more details, contact Rita Newman at 501-202-2682 or

With more than 175 points of access, including eight hospitals, Baptist Health is the state’s most comprehensive healthcare system committed to delivering “All Our Best” to Arkansans. To learn more about Baptist Health, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.