Congratulations to Kim Fecteau on her retirement

April 27, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

After 38 years of service to U-M Health, Respiratory Care, Kim Fecteau is retiring on May 5. Kim began her career in 1983 in the Department of Respiratory Care, University Hospital (AKA “old Main”) after completing her degree at Ferris State University. In 1985, she was promoted to a clinical supervisor position within the department and served in that capacity for over a decade before choosing to return to a general staff position for a short period of time.

Along with other changes in the department, Kim returned to leadership in 2005 as the clinical specialist for SICU and soon thereafter, expanded to included Trauma Burn ICU as well. She continued her contributions to care for SICU until 2015 at which time she was assigned to become the first clinical specialist for the Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3).

For the remainder of her career, she has continued to serve EC3 and Trauma Burn ICU. Kim’s contributions are widespread affecting many aspects of patient care. Throughout this time, she has experienced and assisted with the move to two hospitals (UH and CVC), and EC3 activation, educated and trained countless physicians, nurses, and RTs, and has remained a strong advocate for thousands of patients and family members.

Please drop by the Adult Respiratory Care Department (UH, B1-H225) on May 5 anytime between 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. for a visit as she starts the next chapter of her life. On behalf of Respiratory Care and the university, we thank her for the years of service and numerous contributions made to Respiratory Care.  Congratulations!

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