Peninsula Hospital Center Achieves Respiratory Care Recognition
Peninsula Hospital Center recently received its annual renewal as a national Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) hospital for 2007. This national certification program is aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in the hospitals in their communities. To qualify for the QCRC recognition award, Peninsula Hospital Center provided documentation showing that it met the following conditions: All respiratory therapists employed by the hospital to deliver bedside respiratory care services are either legally recognized by the state as competent to provide respiratory care services or hold the CRT or RRT credential; Respiratory therapists are available 24 hours; other personnel qualified to perform specific respiratory procedures and the amount of supervision must be designated in writing; a doctor of medicine or osteopathy is designated as medical director of respiratory care services. Pictured, one of the newly acquired state-of-the-art Critical Care Ventilators. 9L-R): Luciana Caputo, RT, Celestine Melville, RT, Edward Ozechowski, RT (Director, Respiratory Therapy) Sin Ying Ying, RT and Francois Colas, RT.