Spotlight Saturday at Blueberry Hill Features: Steven Alexander, Respiratory Therapist!
What better time to have our Spotlight Saturday shine on our very own Steven Alexander, Respiratory Therapist here at Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. We invite you to get to know Steven more by reading his interview below:
Q. What is your role as a Respiratory Therapist?
A. My responsibilities include oversight, education, and provision of an ever-expanding, wide variety of respiratory therapy and services. Particular attention is paid to compromised individuals with lung dysfunction (mostly COPD) who benefit from our multi-disciplinary team (physical/occupational therapy, nursing, nutrition, physician, social service, myself), teaching them the tools and strategies relative to optimizing their health and functionality so they’re able to return to the comfort of their surroundings and hopefully avoid future exacerbations and hospitalizations.
Q. What made you want to work in this industry?
A. While in high school, I worked as a “patient transporter” at a local hospital and was intrigued while observing the interactions of “Inhalation Therapists” (as they were referred to at the time).
Q. What is your proudest moment at Blueberry Hill?
A. Sharing a role in successfully resuscitating a SIDS child (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Q. What is one thing your co-workers don’t know about you?
A. Although my fellow team members know me all too well, they probably don’t know I cry while watching sad movies and ASPCA fundraising commercials.
Q. What is a motto that you live by?
A. My career mantra is “Take exceptional care of your patients and business will take care of itself.” My personal mantra is “Laugh, be grateful, and live like it’s your last day.”
Thank you, Steven, for sharing a little bit more about yourself and for all that you do.