Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Services at Rio Grande Hospital include:

  • Inpatient therapy for COPD, asthma, pneumonia, reactive airway disease, hypoxia, and any other problems associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Qualified to work with adults, pediatrics, and infants, and fluent in English and Spanish languages.
  • Outpatient diagnostics including Holter monitoring and pulmonary function testing along with nitrogen washout studies and lung diffusing studies all provided with state of the art equipment by a qualified professional.
  • Emergency room services consist of treatment and assessment of respiratory emergencies. We have adult and pediatric life support capabilities as well as non-invasive breathing support with bi-level ventilation. After hours availability for additional support for emergency room personnel is available.

For more information, talk to your clinician or call us at 719-657-2418.

Miguel Ybarra, Respiratory therapist (RT) with 35-plus years of experience. Certificate in Pulmonary Rehab, and fluent in English and Spanish. Over 20 years experience working with DME companies as a consultant and familiar with current industry issues. He is a patient advocate willing to educate patients about their disease processes or other issues that might arise—always encouraging patients to get familiarized with their ongoing disease processes and become their own advocates. Miguel also firmly believes in hiring the person, not the credentials, when it comes to new prospects for employment positions. Miguel loves his family, and has a love of cats.

Mission: With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Vision: We will distinguish ourselves as the trusted healthcare destination.
We will provide compassionate healthcare and advocate wellness through innovative access, preventive medicine,
and collaborative partnerships within our diverse community.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande
Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic & Pharmacy

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

52 Jackson Street
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494