Welcome to the Pediatric Respiratory Care Department at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
The Respiratory Care Department at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center has a dedicated team of 45 people who evaluates, diagnoses, manages and cares for children with breathing deficiencies and abnormalities.
We are available day and night to help your child breathe easier. The Respiratory Care Team is dedicated to safety, performance, opportunity and training in the care we provide.
To reach our office, please call (314) 577-5661. Our Team Leader, Sandy Deitch, can be reached at (314) 268-6487 or by email.
Our respiratory therapists have broad expertise and work throughout the hospital to care for your child’s breathing needs. We provide treatment to patients in all medical and surgical inpatient areas and the following locations:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Ambulatory Care Center
Pediatric Sleep Center
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
We also work with the Transport Team and Medical Response Team to bring patients safely to Cardinal Glennon for care.
Diagnoses or Conditions We Treat
Under the leadership of the Pulmonary Medicine department, our team treats a wide range of conditions seen in children. We provide education to parents and children about asthma and home respiratory support therapy. Some typical diagnoses include:
| Airway care
|| Medical gas therapy|
| Asthma and asthma education
|| Respiratory distress syndrome|
|| Respiratory failure|
|| Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)|
| Chronic lung disease
|| Sleep disorders|
| Cystic Fibrosis
|| Trauma injuries|
| Heart and lung disorders
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American Heart Association
American Lung Association