“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
This quote is certainly true for the therapists who make up the Respiratory Team at Wabash County Hospital. Countless men, women, and children have benefited due to our team’s dedicated to help others breathe easier.
The Respiratory Therapy Department hosted an open house on Wednesday in honor of National Respiratory Care Week. The week received an official proclamation for President Reagan in 1982 and is designed to promote lung awareness and the work of respiratory therapists in all care settings. Respiratory therapists are actively involved with inpatient and outpatient care and are first responders to many emergency care situations. Respiratory Therapist LouAnn Mollett noted that the department is responsible for breathing treatments, pulmonary function tests, EEGs, EKGs and much more.
The staff provided a wonderful display of treats and offered door prize drawings for all who attended. Those participating were Paula Arnold, Pam Carpenter, Jenny Hobbs, Lori Miller, Mary Drudge, Vicki Schlatter, LouAnn Mollett and Roberta Caldwell.