Frank J. Hatajack

Frank Hatajack

Title: Retired Respiratory Therapist
Company: LifeCare Hospitals
Location: Kenner, Louisiana, United States

Frank J. Hatajack, retired respiratory therapist at LifeCare Hospitals, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements and leadership in health care.

With nearly 35 years of professional experience to his credit, Mr. Hatajack built an accomplished career as a respiratory therapist. He attended Michigan Technological University, earning a Bachelor of Science in geological engineering in 1968, and received a diploma from the Divers Institute of Technology in 1972. He continued his academic pursuits with a diploma from the Institute of Electronic Technology in 1983 and subsequently attended Delgado Community College in New Orleans, where he earned an Associate of Science in respiratory care in 1990 and an Associate of Science in biomedical equipment technology in 1993. He holds numerous professional certifications, including being a registered respiratory therapist, a registered pulmonary function technologist, a certified biomedical equipment technician and a certified electronic technician, among others.

Mr. Hatajack began his career as an assistant junior geologist with the Consolidated Mining Co. Canada in 1966, subsequently spending nearly 15 years as a diver-welder and supervisor with Taylor Diving. From 1989 to 1994, he acted as the clinical director of MedForce International and has since worked as a respiratory therapist at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. From 1999 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Hatajack served as a respiratory therapist for LifeCare Hospitals. Prior to his professional pursuits, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972, receiving an honorable discharge. He maintains affiliation with the American Association for Respiratory Care, the National Board of Respiratory Care, the Mineralogical Society of America, the Institute of Diving and Sigma Rho. He has also been recognized for his achievements with numerous awards and accolades, including the Respiratory Care Award for Academy Excellence from Delgado Community College in 1990 and a Best Research Paper Award for “Decompression Sickness” from the Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care in 1989, as well as myriad U.S. military awards. As a further testament to his success and stature, Mr. Hatajack has been selected for inclusion in the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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