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Respiratory Therapy  

The Respiratory Therapy Team at Ochiltree General Hospital offer comprehensive patient care to our community 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  Some of the services we provide include:

·       Electrocardiograms (EKG)

·       Pulmonary Function testing

·       Arterial Blood Gas testing

·       Breathing treatments

·       Oxygen therapy

·       Chest percussion/postural drainage

·       Sleep studies


A Respiratory Therapist is a healthcare professional licensed by the Texas Medical Board. The respiratory therapist specializes in cardio-pulmonary treatment and critical care as it relates to the lungs and breathing. Respiratory Therapists work with patients of all ages and from all walks of life. Those suffering with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, RSV, Covid, chronic respiratory disease, COPD, chest trauma, and heart disease, for example, require the help of a Respiratory Therapist.

Respiratory Therapists execute a multitude of critical tasks for patients in need of assistance with their breathing. Overall, the RT job description includes:

  • Administration of oxygen

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Management of mechanical ventilators

  • Administering drugs to the lungs

  • Monitoring cardiopulmonary systems

  • Measuring lung function

This is a picture of our respiratory therapy equipment.


For More Information  

The Respiratory Team of OGH consist of Full time therapist Justin Parrish RRT, Iris Ayala CRT, and Chad McCartney RRT.

For more information on the Respiratory Therapy Department at Ochiltree General Hospital, please contact the Respiratory Therapy Director Jody Anderson RRT, at 806-648-7142 or by emailing

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