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Rush graduate named manager of respiratory care at ROPH

(Oak Park, IL) July 13, 2015 —
Rush Oak Park Hospital didn’t have to look far for a qualified respiratory manager.

Meagan Dubosky, who received her Master of Science in Respiratory Care from Rush University and serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences at the university, was recently appointed manager of respiratory care and pulmonary rehab services at Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Dobosky is a registered respiratory therapist and holds both adult critical care specialty and neonatal pediatric specialty credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care. She is also a certified asthma educator.

“Meagan is a perfect addition to our team here at ROPH,” said Karen Mayer, the hospital’s vice president of patient care services. “Her vast knowledge of respiratory care and her management qualities add tremendous value to the care we provide.”

A personal experience drew Dubosky into the field of respiratory care. In 2009, her mother was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

“Unfortunately, my mother’s diagnosis came too late to offer any hope for her condition. I knew then that I wanted to try to make a difference in respiratory care. My mission is to ensure answers are being pursued about pulmonary diseases so other families do not have to endure the heartbreak I did.”

In 2010, Dubosky created The Respiratory Research Endowment Fund to support graduate student respiratory research at Rush University Medical Center. For more information about the fund, go to kathleenmai.com.   

“My goal at Rush Oak Park Hospital is to offer my team education that will enable them to grow and become advanced practice respiratory therapists,” said Dubosky. “I’m passionate about this profession and think it is one of the most valuable roles in health care. Like the American Lung Association states, ‘When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.’”