Best Wishes to Jeanne Izral Upon Her Retirement
Jeanne Izral will retire at the end of the month, carrying with her many fond KSB memories. Retirement paves the way for more time with family, more ballroom and line dancing, and of course, sleeping in!
Respiratory Therapy was a second career for Jeanne. After her children were diagnosed with asthma, she educated herself and learned how to care for them. The rest is history, as it was the spark leading her to return to school and pursue a Registered Respiratory Therapist degree.
Jeanne considers it an honor to work with great people every day, from the respiratory team, nurses, and doctors to those in X-ray and the lab. “What I’ll miss the most is helping people,” Jeanne shares. “The most important thing has always been when the outcome is positive, and a patient’s life is improved. I will miss many wonderful people in all departments that make working at KSB an absolute pleasure.”
Looking back, one of Jeanne’s favorite memories was after speaking with a mother in the ED. “A mother brought her young son in with asthma problems,” Jeanne explains. “I shared information about asthma and explained how to manage it. She cried and told me that nobody had ever explained it so well to her before.”
“Jeanne is a bright spot in everyone’s day –always energetic, patient-centered, and giving it her all each shift,” says Ermir Ramadani, Director of Inpatient Services. “She got along well with every member of the interdisciplinary team. Not only will the RT department miss her, but Jeanne positively impacted the entire organization during her time here. I am thankful I got to know Jeanne and wish her the best in her retirement. I made her promise to return and teach me how to line dance, though!”