Meet the Respiratory Care team at Atrium Medical Center (Atrium).
Rhonda Proffitt, RT, Director, Cardiology Product Line
Rhonda Proffitt has been a part of the Atrium community since 1973. Rhonda has served in a number of roles at the hospital and has a wide variety of business and management experience, including new program development, customer service initiatives, quality assurance, and operationalizing Cardiology and Respiratory Care services for the provision of high-quality and cost-effective patient care.
As Director of the Cardiology Product Line, Rhonda is responsible for coordinating and integrating Cardiology across the continuum of care at Atrium. She is also responsible for maintaining quality accredited programs for the Cardiology service line.
Rhonda has been a Registered Radiologic Technologist since 1973 and a Paramedic since 1974. Rhonda received her degree in Practical Nursing in 1975 from the Dayton School of Practical Nursing.
Shobha Patel, BS, CNMT, CHTP, CGIS
Shobha Patel is Manager of Cardiopulmonary Services, and she assists the Department Director and Medical Director in planning, directing, and coordinating delivery of Cardiology Diagnostics, Cardiac Rehab, EKG, Respiratory Care, and Pulmonary Lab services.
Shobha coordinates daily operations for delivery of service in the Cardiology, Cardiac Rehab, Respiratory Care, and Pulmonary Function labs. She serves as clinical liaison regarding protocols and clinical issues. She also schedules staff to provide timely service and assure appropriate workflow and patient care management.
Donna Edell, RRT
As the lead Registered Therapist, Donna Edell is responsible for ensuring that department services are performed accurately and in a timely manner. Donna has been with Atrium Respiratory Care Department for 17 years. She also serves as a liaison to staff, physicians, and patients.