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Botsford Hospital Director Appointed to Respiratory Care Board

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 23, 2010)---Governor Jennifer Granholm has appointed John M. Darin, MS, RRT, RPFT, Botsford Hospital’s director of respiratory care services, to a four-year term on the Michigan Board of Respiratory Care. Darin has chaired the Michigan Society for Respiratory Care Legislative Committee for more than 15 years and was the key point person for respiratory therapist licensure efforts in Michigan. As primary author for the Respiratory Therapist Licensure Practice Act (Public Act 3, of 2004, Enrolled House Bill No. 4236), Darin testified numerous times before the State of Michigan’s House and Senate Health Policy Committees. Moreover, he served as primary author of several official statements from the Michigan Society for Respiratory Care. 
Darin’s duties on the Michigan Board for Respiratory Care include: 
· Setting educational and examination standards for entry into the respiratory care profession 
· Developing and promulgating administrative rules to clarify and define the requirements of the licensure statute 
· Regulating and imposing sanctions against individual licenses 
· Reinstating suspended or revoked licenses as well as reclassifying limited licenses 
Caring for patients with cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders in the hospital inpatient and outpatient therapy settings, the work of Botsford Hospital’s more than 40 licensed respiratory therapists involves: 
· Responding to Code Blues and other emergency calls, including Botsford Hospital’s Rapid Assessment Team and Trauma Center Response Team 
· Applying, monitoring and managing ventilators and other means of life support 
· Performing pulmonary function tests and other tests to assist diagnosing patients’ lung and breathing disorders and recommending treatments 
· Consulting with physicians to develop care plans and to recommend therapy changes 
· Collecting and analyzing blood specimens to determine levels of oxygen and other gases 
· Interviewing and assessing patients and performing chest physical exams to determine appropriate therapy 
· Administrating inhaled medications to improve lung function 
· Educating patients and families about lung disease to maximize patients’ recovery 
· Conducting pulmonary rehabilitation programs for persons with chronic lung disease to restore their functional capacity for activity, which can help avoid rehospitalization 

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit, twitter, facebook, blog

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