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Dukes Memorial Hospital Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Peru, Ind. (April 5, 2013) – Dukes Memorial Hospital 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.

About 700 hospitals or approximately 15% of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award. Dukes Memorial Hospital was last recognized for this award in 2009.

The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.

The AARC’s QRCR program grew out of growing concerns among health care leaders and the general public regarding the safety and quality of health care services provided to patients. Hospitals that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines, and should be commended for their commitment to quality 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 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.

“Dukes Memorial Hospital is committed to delivering the highest level of care to our patients and our community, stated Debra Close, CEO. We are thrilled to receive this Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) and feel that this recognition is just another example of our continued dedication to striving for excellence.”

About Dukes Memorial Hospital Dukes Memorial Hospital is a health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute heart care and preventative medical care in a caring and compassionate manner to all people who live in, work in, or visit Miami County and its surrounding areas. Dukes Memorial Hospital is committed to building a healthier community. For more information on Dukes Memorial Hospital, contact Courtney Ogletree, Director of Marketing, at (765) 472-8016 or cogletree@dukesmemorialhosp.com

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For Further Information Contact:

Courtney Ogletree
Director of Marketing
Dukes Memorial Hospital
765.472.8016
cogletree@dukesmemorialhosp.com
 

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