Norfolk’s Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital received its designation as a Passy-Muir® Center of Intelligence. Lake Taylor is now one of only 15 care facilities in the world to receive this title for their use of the Passy-Muir medical device.
The Passy-Muir valve allows tracheostomized and mechanically ventilated patients to speak while also improving their swallowing reflexes, various pulmonary functions and assisting with ventilator weaning protocols. The patients’ increased functionality enhances their quality life as well as reduces the individual’s recovery time.
Left to right: Roberta Bock, CRT, Pediatric Supervisor; Imelda Baer, CRT; Phyllis Smallwood, CRT, Supervisor; Millicent Zanders, CRT, Director of Respiratory; Gail M. Sudderth, RRT, Clinical Specialist, Passy-Muir, Inc., representative; and Terri Clatty, RRT, Supervisor.
The hospital’s respiratory program staff were presented with the prestigious designation at a special reception hosted at Lake Taylor.