Clinical Excellence

Mini-Story: Recognizing Respiratory Therapy Excellence

Often-overlooked members of the healthcare delivery team, respiratory therapists are fundamental to the most basic of life-sustaining functions: breathing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sentara Martha Jefferson respiratory therapists have worked especially closely with medical teams to care for patients who are unable to breathe independently.

Foundation Board member and philanthropist Lindsay Marshall credits members of the Sentara Martha Jefferson Respiratory Therapy team for saving her life in 2017, when she suffered from viral pneumonia. Hospitalized for more than a month, Lindsay developed close relationships with the hospital’s respiratory therapists, physicians and nurses. Unable to function independently, she came to appreciate on a completely new level the excellent, compassionate care provided to her and her family.

In gratitude, Lindsay and her family established the Marshall Make A Difference Fund at Sentara Martha Jefferson to provide annual education awards to members of the Respiratory Therapy team. For their exceptional efforts daily and during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s 2020 award recipients are Angela Hopple and Daniel Taylor. Marshall and her family hope these hometown heroes know they are appreciated by the community.  

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