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Terrebonne General Health System Names Robert Meilan, RRT as Director of Cardio-Respiratory Care

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Terrebonne General Health System Names Robert Meilan, RRT as Director of Cardio-Respiratory Care

Houma, LA – Terrebonne General Health System has named Robert Meilan, RRT, as the Director of Cardiorespiratory Care. Meilan has been with Terrebonne General for a combined 28 years, beginning his career as a patient transporter, then transitioning to a staff Respiratory Therapist. He served as the Cardio-Respiratory Care Shift Supervisor for many years until he was promoted to the Cardio-Respiratory Care Program Coordinator before taking his current position. In his previous role, Meilan responded to and monitored services delivered by the respiratory staff during emergencies and worked closely with patients and their care team to assess their respiratory status. He also assisted in supervising and directing the overall care provided by the Cardio-Respiratory Care (CRC) staff.

As the Director of Cardio-Respiratory Care, Meilan will be responsible for operational, fiscal, and clinical management of the Cardio-Respiratory Care department, which involves two entities, Cardiology, and Respiratory. He brings a wealth of respiratory knowledge, organization, and attention to detail to his new role.

“We are proud to welcome Rob in this exciting leadership position,” said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO. “His knowledge, and expertise in the cardio respiratory arena will provide a strong foundation for his new role.”

Meilan, a Houma native, earned his degree in Cardiopulmonary Sciences from Nicholls State University. He is a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist and a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care and the National Board for Respiratory Care. Meilan is certified in Basic Life Support/CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and is part of the Neonatal Resuscitative Program.

“As Director of Cardio-Respiratory Care, I look forward to my new role in contributing to our patient's health by bringing our department forward in today's rapidly evolving medical environment,” shared Robert Meilan, Director of Cardio-Respiratory Care.