Leah Hendricks is busy raising a family in Ada with husband Derek that includes son, Braxton, and daughters, Brogan and Brittyn. But she’s also known for taking great care of patients as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in RiverView’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab/Respiratory Therapy Department. That exceptional care is the reason she was named RiverView’s Employee of the Month for November.

    Leah Hendricks is busy raising a family in Ada with husband Derek that includes son, Braxton, and daughters, Brogan and Brittyn. But she’s also known for taking great care of patients as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in RiverView’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab/Respiratory Therapy Department. That exceptional care is the reason she was named RiverView’s Employee of the Month for November.

    Hendricks has worked at RiverView for the past 8 ½ years in Respiratory Therapy, Cardiopulmonary Rehab and the Stress Lab. She has an AAS in Respiratory Therapy from Northland Community and Technical College.

    The Beardsley, MN, native enjoys spending time with family, being at the lake, traveling, cooking and reading.

    “Being named Employee of the Month is a humbling honor, as there are so many deserving employees throughout RiverView,’’ she shared. “ I am fortunate to work with so many wonderful people who make me want to be a better therapist.  Each day, I strive to give our patients the best possible care, after all, they are the reason we are here.  In my current position in Cardiopulmonary Rehab, we have a unique environment because we see many of the same patients week after week.  These individuals are more than patients to us, they become more like family.  Knowing we can make a difference in someone’s life, where their health is concerned, is very rewarding.’’