August 25, 2020

Victoria Forbord Named New Mountain Vista Medical Center and Florence Hospital Director of Respiratory Care

Mountain Vista Medical Center and Florence Hospital, both Steward Health Care facilities, have named Victoria Forbord their new director of respiratory therapy.  Forbord will oversee the day-to-day operations of the respiratory therapy services department as well as the provision of diagnostic, treatment and educational services for patients with respiratory disorders.

“We are excited to bring Victoria on board as the new director of respiratory therapy,” said Derrick Glum, Chief Operating Officer for Mountain Vista Medical Center and Florence Hospital. “Her leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for our facilities and their patients.”

Forbord comes to Mountain Vista after serving as a respiratory therapist at HonorHealth Osborn in Scottsdale, Arizona. In her role there, she provided therapist support in the emergency department, adult critical care and general patient floors.  Her previous work experience also includes providing respiratory services at HCA’s HealthOne hospitals in Denver, Colorado. There she served as a primary respiratory therapist in PICU/NICU and was recognized as an educator/preceptor for educating new hires, students and established staff members on company policies and procedures with NBRC and AARC guidelines.

Forbord earned her associate degree in respiratory therapy from Casper College in Casper, Wyoming and received her Bachelor of Science in respiratory therapy from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

“I’m excited to be part of a dedicated senior leadership team ,” said Forbord. “I strongly believe the definition of stewardship in healthcare means providing selfless care through innovative and fresh modes of patient care.”

Forbord and her husband enjoy music concerts and the outdoors in their leisure time and have a Maine coon cat named, Eddie.