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Respiratory Care Program Earns Recognition

Saint Francis Medical Center 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.

Saint Francis has been a consecutive recipient of this award since 2004. Respiratory therapists are specially trained healthcare professionals who work under physicians’ orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services to people 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 charged with handling medical emergencies. Hospitals that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to very good care at Saint Francis.

For more information, call 573-331-3000.

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