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Published on October 11, 2016

Concord Hospital’s Susan Fratini Named Respiratory Therapist of the Year

Susan Fratini, RT

Tim Jones, Chief Operating Officer/Concord Hospital;
Susan Fratini, Manager of Respiratory Care/Concord
Hospital; Doug Hall, Director of Respiratory Services/
Concord Hospital; James Thorne,
Vice President-Operations/Concord Hospital.

Concord Hospital’s manager of respiratory care, Susan Fratini, has been named Respiratory Therapist of the Year by the Vermont/New Hampshire Society for Respiratory Care.

To be chosen, respiratory therapists must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas: leadership ability, clinical expertise, research, community service or service to the profession.

Susan has been a registered respiratory therapist at Concord Hospital since 1988 and became the Hospital’s manager of respiratory care in 1998. In addition to helping provide Concord Hospital respiratory patients the best care possible, Susan stands out for her efforts to ensure that all healthcare workers view respiratory therapists as valued members of the patient care team at Concord Hospital.

“This award truly belongs to all of the great therapists that I work with at Concord Hospital,” said Fratini. “They have inspired me to be the best therapist I can be and we are continually learning through each other every day. We have a department that works as a team and they are all special to me.”

She was recognized at the group’s recent annual meeting in Killington, Vt.
Respiratory therapists, or RTs, care for people who suffer from chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. People who have had heart attacks or who have sleep disorders and infants who are born prematurely also might need respiratory therapy to help them breathe more easily. RTs also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning or shock.

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