Our team includes 28 respiratory therapists (RTs) as well as an assistant chief RT and a technical coordinator. The RTs provide services 24/7 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Emergency, inpatient medical units and with external neonatal transport. There is an ultra-specialized team of RTs who have received extensive training in the management and transport of critically ill infants and premature infants, and an elite team of RTs who also are members of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) team.
It takes RTs up to two years to be proficient and acquire the skills needed to provide neonatal/pediatric respiratory care and almost three years to become a member of a neonatal transport team. Our team’s experience ranges from RTs who have just completed their studies to senior staff RTs with many years’ experience.
Our RTs are also members of the resuscitation and trauma teams at the MCH and have expertise in airway management including difficult airways and mechanical ventilation.
Pina Diana, Manager, Pediatric Respiratory and Anesthesia Service
- Johanne Boyer, RRT, Technical Coordinator
- Pina Diana, RRT, Mgr, Ped. Resp. & Anesth. Serv. 514-412-4422
- Marisa Leone, RRT, Assistant Chief Respiratory Therapist