Genesis Receives Quality Respiratory Care Achievement
Monday, May 9, 2016
Zanesville, Ohio (May 5, 2016) – Genesis Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program to help patients and families make decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in the hospital. About 700 or about 15 percent of the hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this high quality care for members of our community needing respiratory services,” said Tisha Babcock, director, Genesis Lung Services. In order to receive this recognition, Genesis has to have a doctor of medicine or osteopathy as a medical director. The quality award also requires respiratory therapists be legally recognized by the state or have credentials to deliver care in the hospital, be available 24 hours and provide individualized care.
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 in our community with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS and other lung or lung-related conditions. They also care for premature infants and are key members of lifesaving response teams to handle medical emergencies.