The Island Hospital Employee of the Month for March is Respiratory Therapist Aaron Schmitt.

Aaron is always positive, professional and exudes compassion and kindness in every interaction. He sets the standard for providing exemplary patient care and is supportive of his colleagues from all departments. Aaron is eager to volunteer his knowledge in the field and has recently completed the AARC preceptorship program to mentor new respiratory therapy students. In addition, he has volunteered to be a part of the PICC line vascular access training and is passionate about supporting community outreach most recently to include partnering with the school district to promote vaping cessation. His expertise is apparent as he assists patients from all spectrums of life, from helping a premature baby take its first breath, to treating a child suffering from an asthma attack to comforting a senior citizen with lung disease.

Since his arrival in 2017, Aaron has characterized Island Hospital’s Promise to consistently provide the best customer service to our patients, families, guests and colleagues. Congratulations and thanks for being an inspiration, Aaron!

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Published on April 2, 2019