Published on March 29, 2010

Baptist Home Medical Equipment Named Quality Respiratory Care Provider

MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Baptist Home Medical Equipment has been named a Quality Respiratory Care Provider by a program aimed at making sure home care agencies employ qualified respiratory therapists to care for patients.

The American Association for Respiratory Care started the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition program in 2003 to help consumers make informed choices about their health care. The program initially enrolled hospitals that agreed to ensure patient safety by adhering to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services. Home care organizations were added to the program a year later, and the association has also added long-term care facilities. To qualify for the recognition, Baptist Home Medical Equipment met several conditions, including having respiratory therapists available to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"The leadership team at Baptist Home Medical Equipment is so proud of the achievement of our respiratory care staff," said Jayne Greenwald, executive director of Baptist Home Medical Equipment.  "They bring a high level of clinical expertise, as well as compassionate care, to the patients they serve."

For more information about Baptist's home care services, please visit

A full list of organizations recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care will be available on the association's Web site,, by April 15.


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