In the early 1960’s, teenager Sally Heuser visited her grandmother at Presbyterian Hospital. Intrigued by what she saw and the hospital environment, Sally volunteered to become a Candy Striper. Shortly after, in 1967, she began working at Presbyterian as a Microfilm Clerk and it wasn’t long before she realized her desire to help patients. Sally became a Nursing Assistant. As she worked and learned more about Respiratory Therapy, or Inhalation Therapy as the field was called, Sally took an active interest. Luckily, Presbyterian had just opened a Respiratory School. Sally signed up to attend while she continued to work as an NA. When she completed school, Sally was hired in the Respiratory department.
Sally’s knowledge, kindness and compassion have become qualities that so many of us have come to know. Today, almost 45 years later, we share with Sally our best wishes as she begins a wonderful new chapter in her life.
Thank you, Sally, for all your care and dedication over the years!