After the retirement of long time Director Colleen Schabacker, BA, RRT, FAARC, Dannette Gardenhire, BS, RRT was named Interim Director for Respiratory Care while a decision was being made on a permanent replacement. In December 2014 the decision was made to make AARC/ TSRC member Dannette Gardenhire Permanent Director of Respiratory Therapy at CRMC.
Danette graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy in 1993. She served as a Respiratory Therapist at CRMC from 1993 to 1998 and then returned to CRMC as a Clinical Coordinator in the Respiratory Therapy department in 2000.
Danette lives in Sparta, TN with her husband Gary and 3 children Isaiah, Madison, and Jeremiah Gardenhire. Danette has been a member of the AARC since 2004.
Dannette is a great example of starting at the staff level and working your way up. Dannette is a exceptional therapist and team player. I had the pleasure of working under Dannette as a new Grad at CRMC. Dannette is one of the elite who strives to show the true value of Respiratory Care and never is too busy to help out an employee.
Congratulations Dannette, well deserved!
Director of Respiratory Therapy
1 Medical Center Blvd.
Cookeville, TN 38501