College Station Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition 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 700 hospitals out of the 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. have applied for and received this award.
To quality for the recognition The Med provided documentation showing it meets the following conditions:
-All respiratory therapists employed by the hospital to deliver bedside respiratory care services are either legally recognized by the state as competent to provide respiratory care services or hold the CRT or RRT credentials
-Respiratory therapists are available 24 hours
-Other personnel qualified to perform specific respiratory procedures and the amount of supervision required for personnel to carry out specific procedures must be designated in writing
-A doctor of medicine or osteopathy is designated as medical director of respiratory care services.
This program grew out of growing concerns among healthcare leaders and the general public regarding the safety and quality of healthcare services provided to patients. Hospitals that meet the requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines and should be commended for their commitment to quality care.
You can find the list of these hospitals with the link below.
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