Sakakawea Medical Center

Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab

Breath Again!

Our Respiratory Care team is comprised of Respiratory Therapists (RT), specialists that are trained to treat people who have breathing or cardiopulmonary problems. The department has a full array of devices, tests and methods to use, depending upon the patient’s condition. From lung exercises to monitoring your blood oxygen levels, our therapists are knowledgeable and able to treat a variety of conditions.

The following services are available

Meet Our Team

Kim Hirchert, RRT

Kim Hirchert, Registered Respiratory Therapist, grew up in Mandan, ND and graduated from Mandan High School. Kim graduated from the University of Mary/CHI St. Alexius Respiratory Therapy program in 1991. Kim worked in Rapid City from 1991 to 1997 and most recently CHI St. Alexius Health from 1997.

Lindsey S. Ahlschlager, RRT

Lindsey S. Ahlschlager, Registered Respiratory Therapist, grew up in Beulah, ND and graduated from Beulah High School. In 2009, Lindsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Lindsey has been practicing at Sakakawea Medical Center since June 2009.

Robyn Wieland, RRT

Robyn Wieland, Registered Respiratory Therapist, graduated from the University of Mary/CHI St. Alexius Respiratory Therapy program in 1997. In addition to Respiratory Therapy, Robyn is a certified Neonatal/ Pediatric Specialist and Pulmonary Function Technologist. Robyn is responsible for staff development and training and acts as the organization’s Infection Prevention Coordinator.

Before joining the team at Sakakawea Medical Center in 1997, Robyn worked at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, ND.