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Inspiring Journeys for These Respiratory Therapists

Meet respiratory therapists Joe Cram and Jean DuBois. In honor of National Respiratory Care Week, we are highlighting Joe and Jean along with one of their patients, 6-year-old Kenedi Groves. Kenedi was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome – the left side of her heart was severely underdeveloped. After multiple surgeries, she was diagnosed with […]

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‘I cannot imagine doing anything else’

Name: Jean DuBois, RRT-NPS Years as respiratory therapist: 27 Years at Children’s: 10 Area of expertise: Cardiac ICU Family: Alvin (husband), Doug (son), Heather (daughter), their spouses and four grandchildren - Danielle, Paige, Gavan and Gracie. Hobbies: gardening (especially roses), quilting, needlework, reading, photography and most of all - family. Why respiratory therapy: I  pursued the field of respiratory therapy […]

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‘I understand the stakes and take my job very seriously’

Name: Joe Cram, RRT-NPS, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist Years as respiratory therapist at Children’s: 22 Area of expertise: Cardiac ICU  Family: Michelle (wife), Lauren and Kristen (daughters) Hobbies: family, golf, travel Why respiratory therapy: My oldest daughter was born with a chronic lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Becoming a respiratory therapist was my way of helping […]

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Our Heart Center is Tops — Find Out Why

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has labeled The Heart Center at Children’s one of the best in the nation. We agree. After all, our team offers comprehensive, specialized care for children with congenital and acquired heart diseases and disorders. Our specialists collaborate to meet the full range of pediatric and fetal cardiac needs, including prenatal consultation and […]

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One Little Girl, One Very Little Heart

Andrea and Gilly Riojas welcomed Rylynn, their only child, in May 2009. But their precious little angel suffered a life-threatening heart problem – and the family turned to Children’s for the medical attention and heart transplant Rylynn so desperately needed. Here’s, a heartwarming pictorial look at the toddler’s lifesaving journey.     Related Posts Going […]

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