Mountain Vista Medical Center and Florence Hospital, both Steward Health Care facilities, have hired Victoria Forbord as their new director of respiratory therapy.
Ms. Forbord will oversee the day-to-day operations of the respiratory therapy services department as well as the provision of diagnostic, treatment and educational services for patients with respiratory disorders, according to a release.
“We are excited to bring Victoria on board as the new director of respiratory therapy,” Derrick Glum, chief operating officer for Mountain Vista Medical Center and Florence Hospital, said in the release. “Her leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for our facilities and their patients.”
Ms. Forbord comes to Mountain Vista after working as a respiratory therapist at HonorHealth Osborn in Scottsdale. In her role there, she provided therapist support in the emergency department, adult critical care and general patient floors.
Her previous work experience also includes providing respiratory services at HCA’s HealthOne hospitals in Denver, Colorado. There she worked as a primary respiratory therapist in PICU/NICU and was recognized as an educator/preceptor for educating new hires, students and established staff members on company policies and procedures with NBRC and AARC guidelines, the release states.
Ms. Forbord has an associate degree in respiratory therapy from Casper College in Casper, Wyoming, and a bachelor of science in respiratory therapy from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.
“I’m excited to be part of a dedicated senior leadership team,” Ms. Forbord said in the release. “I strongly believe the definition of stewardship in health care means providing selfless care through innovative and fresh modes of patient care.”
For more information about Mountain Vista Medical Center, Florence Hospital or their services, go to mvmedicalcenter.org.