The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been recognized as the number one hospital in the country for 21 consecutive years. This recognition is a direct result of the excellent patient care and groundbreaking discoveries that take place every day. Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital play an integral part in realizing the organization’s mission to:
- Be the world’s preeminent health care institution
- Provide the highest quality care and service for all people in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human illness
- Operate cooperatively and interdependently with the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University to support education in the health professions and research development into the causes and treatment of human illness
- Be the leading health care institution in the application of discovery
- Attract and support physicians and other health care professionals of the highest character and greatest skill
- Provide facilities and amenities that promote the highest quality care, afford solace and enhance the surrounding community
Respiratory Care Services (RCS) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a division of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. The RCS division is separated into three specialized areas: Adult critical care, pediatric critical care, and neonatal critical care. The division consists of approximately 120 RCPs that are supported by a technical director, 2 managers, 7 clinical coordinators, an ECMO coordinator and specialist, a quality and safety coordinator, and an equipment specialist that oversees 4 equipment technicians. RCPs provide services to 8 intensive care units, 2 emergency departments, several intermediate care areas, and a pediatric ECMO program. RCPs are also members of cardiopulmonary arrest teams, rapid response teams, trauma teams, and transport teams.
We invite you to browse our webpage and learn more about Respiratory Care Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.