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Whispering Pines Health Care Center Ventilator Care Unit Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Whispering-Pines-William-WillerWhispering Pines Health Care Center, Valparaiso IN, has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QCRC) as part of a program designed by The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), to ensure that residents cared for by long term care facilities have access to respiratory care services provided by qualified respiratory therapists.

Whispering Pines Health Care Center’s Ventilator Care Unit is one of only three (3) facilities in the State of Indiana to achieve this recognition. Whispering Pines Ventilator Care Unit is under the direction of William Willer, Respiratory Consultant.

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) started the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) program in 2003 to help consumers make informed choices about their health care. The program initially enrolled hospitals that agreed to ensure patient safety by adhering to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services. The association recently added long-term care facilities to the program. Whispering-Pines-Sudkahar-Garlapati

Q.R.C.R. – Quality Respiratory Care Recognition means first rate respiratory care as the long-term care facilities receiving the American Association for Respiratory Care’s (AARC) designation meet strict safety and quality standards related to the provision of respiratory care services by qualified respiratory therapists. One of several criteria for this designation is that respiratory therapists are available and staffed 24 hours.

Owned and operated since 1964 by the Porter County Council of Church Women, a not-for-profit organization committed to care of the elderly, the Whispering Pines Health Care Center offers full 24 hour care - ranging from rehabilitative therapy services to restorative nursing, a state of the art Ventilator Care Unit and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care in a secure and home-like environment.

Dr. Sudkahar Garlapati, MD serves as Whispering Pines Health Care Center Medical Director.

Visit the Whispering Pines Website
3301 N Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-462-0508

The Whispering Pines Health Care Center is the only stand alone not-for-profit nursing home in Porter County. Whispering Pines is a community based provider of quality, compassionate long-term nursing care respecting the dignity of life since 1964.

For more information about Whispering Pines Ventilator Care Unit or other care services, please visit our website at or call us at 219-462-0508.


  • William Willer, Respiratory Consultant for Whispering Pines Health Care Center, with new CAREFUSION LTV 1150 Ventilator in background.
  • Dr. Sudkahar Garlapati, MD

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