Respiratory Care Services (RCS) at Duke University Hospital is comprised of 160 team members assigned to respiratory services and the pulmonary function division. Our team members come from more than 25 states and several foreign countries. 100% of our clinical staff is credentialed as Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and over one third have a Bachelor's degree. Team members are active participants in professional organizations such as the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (NCSRC), the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
The department was established in 1965 by Houston R. Anderson, RRT. For more than 50 years a combination of hard work, innovation, and a vision for excellence has made Duke RCS a pacesetter for the respiratory care profession nationally.
Our mission is to provide Duke University Hospital with a resource of professionals specializing in state-of-the-art respiratory technology; patient care based on scientific standards and an overwhelming passion for our trade.
Our goals are to customize patient care to achieve optimal outcomes, to enhance our customer relationships, to continually investigate our methods and to care with confidence.
Our values include our origin, our unique contribution, our sense of obligation, our future vision, our respect and our influence.