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Rhodes State College News

May 29, 2020
Rhodes State College Recognizes Circle of Excellence Inductee, Tracy K. Smith


Lima, OH (May 29, 2020) – Established in 2018, the Rhodes State College Alumni Circle of Excellence recognizes Associate Degree graduates of Rhodes State College and Lima Technical College who are doing exceptional work in their career field, community and for the College.

Tracy K. Smith, Associate of Applied Science, Respiratory Care – 1990, Clinical Coordinator of Pain Management and Sleep Center, Joint Township District Memorial Hospitalstarted her career in Respiratory Therapy in 1989, before graduating from Lima Technical College. Upon graduation, she was a Floor Therapist at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital (JTDMH) in St. Marys, OH. She has stayed at JTDMH throughout her career, also serving as Lead/Coordinator or Pulmonary Services and in her current position as Clinical Coordinator of Pain Management and Sleep Center. Ms. Smith attained her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2012 from the University of Northwestern Ohio as well as a certificate in Management from Wright State University in 1995. She currently serves on the JTDMH Foundation as the Chair of Fundraising for the Healthy Baby Fund.

Ms. Smith served on the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee at Rhodes State College from 2008-2013. She is a regular speaker at area service clubs and safety councils on sleep wellness, sleep disorders and pain management. Of her motivations for what she does, she said, “When I started, I wanted to help people. I loved Respiratory Care because I cared for newborns taking their first breath. I have truly enjoyed mentoring new RT’s in giving quality and compassionate care!”

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