The Respiratory Care Services Department (RCS) was established at Duke Hospital in 1965 by Houston R. Anderson, RRT. For over fifty years, a combination of hard work, innovation and strides towards a vision of excellence has made Duke RCS a pacesetter for the profession.

Our mission is to provide Duke University Hospital with a resource of professionals who specialize in the use of the best respiratory care technology and who base patient care on scientific standards and compassion.

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.