Help celebrate Ken Bandy’s retirement
Please join us on Friday, April 20, from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Towsley Lobby (words at 3:30) in a celebration recognizing the achievements and retirement of Ken Bandy.
Ken began his career in December of 1973 in the Department of Respiratory Care (RC), University Hospital (aka, “old Main”). Soon after graduation, he was promoted to shift supervisor and then assistant technical director. In 1981, he left adult care to assume the director of Respiratory Care for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. From 1984-1994, Ken was active with Dr. Robert Bartlett in both working as an ECMO specialist and as a coordinator.
With the creation of an enterprise-wide RC director position, Ken was selected to fulfill that role which he occupies today. Along this path, in 1995 he was asked to start up the DME division of Home Care Services (MedEquip) and later became the director of Home Care Services at large while still supporting his role in RC.
In more recent years, he returned to the full-time role for directorship of Respiratory Care. Ken’s contributions are widespread, from early clinical research in surfactant, high-frequency ventilation and nitric oxide, to memberships on numerous medical center committees. He has been instrumental in making Michigan Medicine Respiratory Care what it is today, and has assisted many departments toward providing the utmost care to those we serve!
Congratulations Ken! We hope to see you there.
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