Children's Hospital of Wisconsin earns national quality recognition for respiratory care
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care. This national program is aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals. Hospitals earning the designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria, consistent with national standards and guidelines, governing their respiratory care services.
To qualify for the recognition, Children's Hospital demonstrated:
- All respiratory therapists employed by the hospital to deliver bedside respiratory care services are recognized by the state as competent to provide respiratory care services or hold the Certified Respiratory Therapist or the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential.
- Respiratory therapists are available around the clock.
- A doctor of medicine or osteopathy is designated as medical director for respiratory care services.