Curtis Powell, MHA, RCP, RRT
Vice President, Quality
Curtis Powell is the Vice President of Quality at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation.
Curtis has served in hospital administrative or management roles for the past 31 years. Formerly, he was the Administrator of the Transitional Living Center, Assistant Hospital Administrator, and Director of Respiratory Therapy Services at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation. He also served as Assistant Administrator, Interim CEO, Director of Quality and Risk Management, and Director of Respiratory Care at Kindred Hospital Ontario. Curtis was the Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Doctors Hospital, Montclair and Ontario Community Hospital. Additionally, he served as the Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at St. Mary Desert Valley Hospital.
Curtis maintains his Respiratory Therapy licensure in both Tennessee and California. He has broad clinical experience including working and supervising cardiac, pulmonary, trauma, neuro-trauma, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and served as a member of flight teams and code blue teams.
Curtis has been involved in health education for most of his career. He has guest lectured on the topic of pulmonary mechanics at Western University of Medicine to second-year medical students. He has presented to the North Dakota Society of Respiratory Care on Passy Muir valve use in ventilator patients. He has taught coursework on respiratory therapy theory and application to respiratory students at American Career College. He is a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support Instructor. Curtis's publications include: Gudsteinsdottir, E. & Powell, C. (2004). “Passy-Muir valve Helps Ventilator Patients Speak,” Advance for Respiratory Care Practitioners, 17(8), 31.
Curtis has a master's degree in Health Administration from the University of La Verne; a bachelor's degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands; and an Associate in Science in Respiratory Therapy from Victor Valley College. He has his Registered Respiratory Therapist credential from the American Association of Respiratory Care.
"Siskin Hospital was founded and lives on the principle of giving to those in need, recognizing that we are blessed for all that we currently have. 'Never walk away from someone who deserves help: your hand is God’s hand for that person.' Proverbs 3:27 (The Message)."