Jeanette Sportsman, RT
LaVerna Village is excited to announce our new Respiratory Therapist, Jeanette Sportsman. Jeanette grew up in Northwest MO and has two children, Alex and Avery. She has been working in Healthcare for eleven years including North Kansas City Hospital, a Nursing Home administrator, Regional Business Office manager and taught for Vatterott College as a Medical Office Instructor for a short time. She attended Concorde College where she received her Respiratory Therapy Degree. She has been a respiratory therapist for one year. Jeanette currently lives in St. Joseph.
Respiratory therapists—evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory therapists evaluate and treat all types of patients; they provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema and give emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning, or shock.
Respiratory services are available at LaVerna for our residents with breathing impairments. These services are designed to help control or lessen their symptoms or complications.
Respiratory therapy is a program of exercises and treatments designed to help patients maintain and recover lung function after an illness, injury or surgery. Our respiratory therapists are specially trained to provide respiratory care under the direction of your physician.