Local Philanthropist and Businessman Helps Community


Local philanthropist and businessman, Tom Dolan, thrives in our community after receiving a single lung transplant due to pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable lung disease.

Giving Back to Our Community

Through this life-changing experience, Tom encountered some of the capabilities, and needs, in northern Nevada for those in need of specialty lung care. Tom leads a support group of community members with similar health challenges who have worked together to help patients receive necessary care.

“After being diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, the journey to understand how to care for yourself heavily focuses on exercise,” said Renown South Meadows Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital Vice President Chris Nicholas. “This generous donation will help address our wait lists to access a safe, nonjudgmental program encouraging physical activity.”

More Equipment, More Patients Being Served

The comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program offers treadmills, stationary bicycles, strength training and an education classroom to help patients achieve health goals. Once diagnosed, patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis or other chronic lung diseases can be referred to pulmonary rehabilitation to focus on exercise.

“The most essential component of lung health is breaking the cycle of inactivity associated with lung disease,” said Lung Critical Care Physician Dr. Farah Madhani-Lovely. “Tom’s presence and compassion has been empowering to the patients in our program. It’s amazing to see the comrade in fitness and emotional support when they meet offsite.”

Through his generous contribution, Renown Pulmonary Rehabilitation Hospital recently doubled the equipment used to guide patients through therapy and exercises. Now, more patients can be assisted in their rehabilitation thanks to Tom.

Thomas S. Dolan Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This program is important to Dolan, who promised to help others in need of pulmonary services. Renown Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located on the South Meadows Medical Center campus, and will now bear his name.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: 775-982-3941

Renown Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic breathing problems. Located at Renown South Meadows Medical Center, our comprehensive program offers a beautiful space with treadmills, stationary bicycles, strength training and also a comfortable patient-education classroom to help you achieve your health goals.

Please note that due to the nature of this program, you will need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist. Not sure if you qualify? Call us today.

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