Retirement Announcement, Ellen Bandy & Dee Ann WIld
Congratulations to Ellen Bandy and Dee Ann Wild on their retirement this month!! Both of these individuals have been clinical staff members in the Department of Respiratory Care throughout their entire careers. Ellen (spouse of Ken Bandy) has served our patients and families since 1974 (over 43 years). Ellen began her career working in “old Main” with adults. Soon after the opening of the UH replacement hospital in 1986, she was approached to start a new program of respiratory services focused on pediatric and adult outpatients, which she supported for many years. Her next assignment moved her to data collection and outcome measurement for a number of institutional membership programs centered on the infant/pediatric populations.
Dee Ann also started her career at University of Michigan Hospital back in 1990 when she began practicing as an ICU respiratory therapist. Dee Ann became interested in metabolic studies in critically ill patients during the years that Drs. Robert Bartlett and Ronald Dechert brought this to the forefront of critical care medicine. Since that time, she has pursued that area and serviced as lead therapist for those ICU patients requiring this care. She also became one of two therapists with a focus on quality measurement for patients supported on mechanical ventilation. Please share with us in congratulating them on their achievements and dedication to Michigan Medicine through an email note or phone call. Each wished for private career exit.