PCHS WELCOMES RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, LACEY NINEMIRE
Phillips County Health Systems (PCHS) is proud to welcome Lacey Ninemire, BA, AAS, RRT, as the new Director of Respiratory Therapy. Lacey obtained her bachelor degree from Washburn University and her associate of applied science degree in respiratory therapy from Northwest Kansas Technical College.
With the addition of Lacey, PCHS will be able to expand on the respiratory services being offered, at the request of their patients and community. Breathing issues are associated with many of the chronic diseases that are prevalent in our region, such as cardiovascular disease and asthma. The respiratory department will provide outpatient services such as Pulmonary function testing (PFTs), sleep studies, smoking cessation, and hands-on educational clinics. In addition to the outpatient services, they also care for the hospitalized and emergency department patients as a key part of the healthcare team, working together with other medical professionals with one goal in mind: to help patients gain control of their conditions and successfully resume daily activities.
“We are excited to be able to provide respiratory therapy services and are fortunate to have Lacey providing these services and leading the department,” said Rex Walk, CEO, “Lacey not only has extensive experience, but shows enthusiasm, energy, and dedication to her chosen career and a passion for patient care. We are thrilled that she has joined us and are confident she will be a great addition to our talented and dedicated team committed to providing ‘patient-centered excellence’.”
Lacey is from Lenora, KS, and is excited to be closing on a home in Phillipsburg and making this her home. Lacey says, “I am familiar with Phillipsburg since I grew up in the county over and I appreciate what I’ve experienced so far. Everyone at PCHS and in the community has been wonderful throughout this entire process and I look forward to many more years of living and working in this community.”