GLOVERSVILLE?- Nathan Littauer Hospital announced this week that its cardio-pulmonary supervisor, Barbara DeLuca, has been appointed to serve on State Board for Respiratory Therapy, an advisory board to the Board of Regents.
"We are very proud of Barbara's accomplishments as a professional, a manager, a clinician and most importantly as a caregiver." NLH?spokeswoman Cheryl McGrattan said. "She will be a huge asset to New York State's Education Department."
DeLuca will remain in her role at the hospital as well. A resident of Caroga Lake, she also is chief of that town's volunteer fire department.
According to Sarah Benson of the state Department of Education, DeLuca "brings extensive hands-on and supervisory experience to the board, serving since 2004 as the cardiopulmonary supervisor at Nathan Littauer Hospital."
The State Board for Respiratory Therapy's purpose is to assist the Board of Regents and the Education Department on matters of professional licensing. The board is composed of six licensed respiratory therapists from throughout New York state, one physician, and one member of the public.
"I am pleased to be appointed to this board as I share a common purpose with its mission," DeLuca said in the news release. "Respiratory therapy is important work, and I look forward to assisting the board in any way possible."