WMC expands respiratory care services to improve patient care experience

Released: 10/24/16

Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) recently expanded and remodeled the respiratory care area to better serve the needs of patients. With increasing demand for respiratory services, WMC added another comprehensive patient testing room and improved wheelchair accessibility, along with improved educational space. “We’ve created a more comfortable setting for staff members to explain testing and/or diseases to patients,” says Jena Elsbernd, WMC respiratory care director. “We are so fortunate to have these improvements done to our space so that we can provide the best care to our patients.”

WMC respiratory therapy deals with the assessment and treatment of patients with issues regarding the heart, blood vessels and lungs. Respiratory therapists restore and improve lung heath in patients of all ages with lung cancer, COPD, asthma, sleep apnea, pneumonia and many other infections and diseases.  They educate patients on a variety of illnesses and work to help patients understand how to manage their disease. “Our services also include providing a variety of testing that ranges from stress tests to sleep studies to pulmonary function tests and any other tests related to breathing and heart issues,” says Elsbernd.

WMC currently has full or part time positions available as respiratory care practitioners. Are you interested in joining the WMC respiratory therapy team in their recently renovated department?

Successful candidate must be a graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program or meet the requirements to become certified and/or registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. WMC offers a great benefit package to employees as well as advanced training opportunities. To learn more about this position please visit www.winmedical.org or call human resources at 563-382-2911.

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