Meet Our Respiratory Therapists: Stephen Browning
While our Success Stories series highlights patients, our new series, Meet Our Respiratory Therapists will highlight . . . you guessed it . . . members of our RT team.
To kick off the celebration, we'll begin with Stephen Browning, who has been a Respiratory Therapist for over 22 years!
If you walk down the West Hall at Summit View, you might hear a familiar southern voice coming out of nowhere and breaking out in a good ole country song from the hallway or from a patient’s room. Steve brings a sense of comfort and a deep calming effect with his great sense of humor and singing.
Steve chose to pursue respiratory therapy, in part, from personal experience. He had a tracheostomy at only 3 years of age due to epiglottitis. This prompted him his desire to take care of patients with tracheostomy tubes, and to learn about respiratory diseases.
He has worked in the hospital in the ICU and ER, home care, acute care, and skilled nursing care.
When asked what it is like to work as a respiratory therapist during this Covid pandemic Steve responded by saying,
“These are stressful times and tensions can run high, but I have experienced a lot in my 22 years like H1N1, SARS, Ebola, so I just do what I do best and take care of my patients safely and effectively!”
Thank you Steve for your dedication and uplifting energy!