Sparrow Specialty Hospital receives national recognition for respiratory care

From left to right: Dr. Michael Burnett, DO, Medical Director for Pulmonary Care at Sparrow Specialty Hospital; Ron White, RRT; Tina Gross, Director of Clinical Services; John Rinck, RRT, Manager of Respiratory Therapy; Dr. Paul Entler, DO, Medical Director of Sparrow Specialty Hospital; and Todd Young, RRT.

Sparrow Specialty Hospital has been recognized for providing exceptional respiratory care to its Patients.

The hospital is among about 700 hospitals nationwide to receive the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care. The complete list is available at www.YourLungHealth.org.

"We are really proud to have earned this designation, which communicates our commitment to providing the best care to our Patients," said Kira Carter-Robertson, president and CEO of Sparrow Specialty Hospital. "I credit our respiratory care team at Sparrow Specialty Hospital for their hard work toward earn this achievement."

To earn this recognition, a facility must have respiratory therapists available 24 hours a day, all respiratory therapists employed must be credentialed or certified by the state, and the facility must meet other stringent standards in respiratory care.

The AARC created the QRCR program to help Patients and their families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Sparrow Specialty Hospital is a 36-bed acute care hospital that specializes in Patients who require a 25-day or longer length of stay in a hospital setting. It is fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs. Accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality and reflects the hospital's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. For more information, visit www.sparrow.org/ssh.