Lynne Gunn, registered respiratory therapist (RRT), has been named employee of the month for November by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). In her role as RRT, she treats patients with health care issues affecting the cardiopulmonary system including asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma.
Gunn began her career some 23 years ago working as a certified respiratory therapist (CRT) at Day Kimball Hospital. Since then she has worked at a number of Connecticut hospitals, most recently returning to DKH where she has been working as an RRT since 2014.
According to Elizabeth Favreau, director of critical care, “Lynne takes great care of her patients and is kind, caring, attentive, and competent in all that she does. She’s a team player who is dedicated to the respiratory therapy profession and has worked diligently in recent years to attain her RRT certification. Lynne epitomizes all that a loyal Day Kimball Hospital employee should be.”
Upon learning about being named employee of the month, Gunn said, “I am honored by this award. Day Kimball has a great team of respiratory therapists; we are colleagues and friends who see more of each other than our families.”
When asked what she likes most about her job, she said, “I enjoy helping patients feel better and listening to their stories.”
Gunn became a CRT (NBRC) through Windham Hospital’s Respiratory Certified Program in 1993. She attended Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT as well as Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT where she received her NBRC RRT certification in 2014. She grew up in Ellington, CT and now lives in Ashford. In her spare time, Gunn enjoys working on remodeling projects around her home and caring for her pets, including three dogs and four cats, most of which Gunn adopted from rescue shelters.