John S. Emberger, BS, RRT-AACS, FAARC, CPHQ, has been named director of Respiratory Care for Christiana Care Health System. Nationally recognized as a leader in his field, Emberger oversees respiratory care clinical practice, education and research at Christiana Care’s two hospitals and Middletown Emergency Department.
Emberger has dedicated his career to advances in respiratory care, implementing new evidence-based practices, incorporating new devices and advancing electronic clinical documentation. He leads performance improvements, data analysis and research.
Emberger joined Christiana Care in 1997 from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. At Christiana Care, he has served as critical care coordinator, clinical manager and most recently as performance improvement program manager in the Acute Medicine Service Line.
Emberger earned his bachelor’s degree in pre-med biology and completed the respiratory therapy program in 1993 at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. He achieved a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2015. He is a fellow in the American Association for Respiratory Care and a member of the Delaware Society for Respiratory Care.
Emberger presents nationally and has published more than 100 articles and abstracts with special emphasis on critical care, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and mechanical ventilation.