Great Plains Rehabilitation Services Named Quality Respiratory Care Provider

St. Alexius Great Plains Rehabilitation Services has been named a quality respiratory care provider under a new program aimed at making sure residents cared for by home care organizations have access to respiratory care services provided by qualified respiratory therapists.

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) started the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) 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.

The AARC's QRCR program grew out of growing concerns among health care leaders and the general public regarding the safety and quality of health care services provided to patients. Organizations that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines, and should be commended for their commitment to quality care.

For more information about respiratory care or other products and services offered at Great Plains Rehabilitation Services, visit 1212 East Main Avenue, call (701) 530-4000 or (800) 222-4989, or log onto st.alexius.org/greatplains.