KC Holds Respiratory Therapy Program Advisory Board Meeting

May 3, 2019

The Advisory Committee for the Kaskaskia College Respiratory Therapy Program met Thursday April 25 on the Kaskaskia College Campus. Discussion items included program goals, curriculum, course descriptions, current student and graduate statistics and the abundance of job openings. Program accreditation, national board examinations and licensure updates for Respiratory Therapy were also discussed.

Members who attended were 1st row – Lisa Holdren, Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney; Jenna Cook, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Effingham; Beth Urban, KC Program Coordinator and Professor; Kristy Wittlich, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon. . 2nd row – Morgan Wade, Sara Bush Lincoln Hospital, Mattoon; Eric Jones, KC Associate Professor, Julie McCallister, Belleville Memorial Hospital; Konnie Heiden, Clay County Hospital, Flora; Laura Lemons, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese; Janet Hayden, Carbondale Memorial Hospital; Michael Urban, KC Adjunct Instructor; and Doug Cannon, Franklin Hospital, Benton. Not pictured but attending the meeting were Laurie Pyles, Memorial East Hospital, Swansea; Claudia Claudio, Memorial Hospital, Belleville and Swansea; and Jordan Coffey, Coordinator for Career Services and Student Engagement for Kaskaskia College.