Baptist Health Care Welcomes New Corporate Director of Respiratory Care


Baptist Health Care has named Vance Fishel, RRT-NPS, as corporate director of respiratory care. Fishel will lead the respiratory services teams at all Baptist facilities.

Fishel comes to Baptist from Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he served as clinical manager for respiratory and pulmonary care. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in health care management and a master’s degree in servant leadership from Viterbo University in La Crosse. Fishel is a registered respiratory therapist and holds a neonatal-pediatric specialty.

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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