Jasmine Rivers, a Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus respiratory therapist, was named the preceptor of the year for the Respiratory Care Program held through Delaware Tech and Christiana Care Services.

This is the third year in a row a Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus respiratory therapist was named preceptor of the year.

The award was chosen by students in the program after completing rotations at four health care facilities, including Bayhealth. The clinical rotation lasted a year and provided students an opportunity to practice their skills and work side-by-side with professionals in the field.

Respiratory therapists are experts in airway management and work with patients to improve their quality of respiratory care. Rivers has been a respiratory therapist for three years after deciding she wanted to work in the medical field but didn’t necessarily want to care for the patient as a whole.

Respiratory Care has locations at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Milford Memorial. Along with having a team of therapists on hand to improve lung health, a Better Breathers Support Group is available for community members and family members with lung disease.

For more, visit bayhealth.org/respiratory-care.