Minidoka Memorial Hospital adds respiratory services for infants

RUPERT, IDAHO (KMVT/KSVT) The Minidoka Memorial Hospital is offering a new service to help young infants that may have breathing problems.

The Respiratory Outpatient Clinic opened its doors in December and Stuart Young, a respiratory therapist and the ROC's director said they saw a need in the area to provide respiratory services.

"They can come and get a full assessment, they get a suction out, clear out the airways so they can breathe. Because that's the biggest problem little kiddos have is with their airways," Young said.

Young also said the clinic will educate families on what respiratory diseases or viruses to be aware of.

He added the need for a clinic was important because they knew patients had to travel quite a distance for medical services.

"The Mini-Cassia area is growing and we're seeing a lot of new kids coming into the area. So we're seeing that need locally and they don't have to travel in bad weather," said Young.

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