Respiratory Therapy Care Team

Norton Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient respiratory therapy for children and teens. Our respiratory therapy team has the expertise and technology to help children with breathing issues and complications.

Our team of respiratory therapists, who are neonatal and pediatric specialists, are graduates of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. They are credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care and licensed by the commonwealth of Kentucky. Our highly trained caregivers have the knowledge, training and equipment to provide the treatment your child needs.

Jennifer Barley, RRT-NPS, ACCS
Respiratory Therapy Supervisor

Danielle Bennett, RRT
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Coordinator

Tina Griffith, RRT
Critical Care Coordinator

Jenny McCormick, RRT-NPS
Respiratory Therapy Supervisor

Lindsay Olmstead, RRT-NPS
Manager, Respiratory Therapy & PFT

Scott Pettinichi, M.Ed., RRT-NPS, AE-C
Director, Respiratory Therapy & PFT

Trish Ratchford, RRT
Education Coordinator

Sharon Seelye, RRT-NPS
Respiratory Therapy Supervisor

Respiratory Therapy – 5768

Contact director of Respiratory Therapy & Pulmonary Diagnostics Scott Pettinichi for more information.

Call (502) 629-5768

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