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March 7, 2007 - Marietta Memorial Hospital Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition in National Program


By Stephanie Johnson
Marietta Memorial Hospital Has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

About 500 hospitals or approximately 10% of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award.

“Marietta Memorial Hospital is very proud to receive the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition,” said Jennifer Alley, Director of Cardiopulmonary Technology. “We value Respiratory Therapists and have approximately 30 credentialed Respiratory Therapists on staff. We want our patients to know that the level of Respiratory Care Services they receive a MMH is of the highest quality and delivered by competent and compassionate Respiratory Therapists.”

The Quality Respiratory care Recognition (QRCR) program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.

To qualify, Marietta Memorial provided documentation showing it meets the following conditions:

Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who work under physician’s orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and other related conditions.

The AARC is a membership organization representing more than 39,000 health professionals involved in respiratory care nationwide.

Posted: 2007-03-07
CONTACT: Jennifer Offenberger,
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Marietta Memorial Hospital
Phone: 740-374-1797

 

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