Lanny Baker, MBA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 01/14/2022
Lanny L Baker Jr




Lanny L Baker Jr


Home: 1900 S Sonoma PL            Sioux Falls, South Dakota        (605) 261-2476

Work: Avera McKennan Hospital 1320 S Cliff, Sioux Falls SD         (605) 322-8601





            Master of Business Administration

            Colorado Technical University

            Sioux Falls SD

            December 20th, 2005


           Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health Administration

           Presentation College

           Aberdeen, South Dakota

           May 9th, 1991


           Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care

           Dakota State University

           Madison, South Dakota

           May 11th, 1984


Professional Experience


Oct 2012 to present:                Director of Respiratory Care and Sleep Diagnostic Center and Hyperbaric Medicine


2011 to 2012:               Director of Palliative Medicine, Respiratory Care and Sleep Diagnostic Center


             1995 to 2011                                          Manager of Respiratory Care Services and

Sleep Diagnostic Center and Pulmonary Rehab                                                                                                Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health

Center, Sioux Falls SD.














Job Responsibilities:


  • Respiratory Therapy and Sleep Diagnostic departments including yearly budget forecasting.
  • Developed out Reach Sleep testing program for rural facilities.
  • Provide fundamental education on mechanical ventilation to the Avera Regional Partners including nursing and physician providers
  • Developed and instituted COPD discharge educational pathway in collaboration with Avera Pulmonary Medical Group
  • Developed the strategic plan for  Avera Children Apnea Program
  • Instituted  Lean Process Improvement plan in Sleep diagnostic Lab and Respiratory Care Department
  • Responsible for the development of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for successful completion of National Accreditation of Sleep Medicine Certification.
  • Monitor and maintain department requirements for JCAHO. Define departmental policy and procedures according to JCAHO recommendations.
  • Working in collaboration with Avera Intensevists developed nursing and respiratory care patient driven protocols, instructor for the Fundamental Critical Care Support Class.















Professional Profile

    • Highly organized and dedicated, with a positive attitude
    • Thrive on working in a challenging environment
    • Able to handle multiple assignments and consistently meet deadlines.
    • Highly motivated to analyze process change through the utilization of  Process Improvement
    • I  have a dynamic and professional rapport with medical providers.
    • I have over 25 yrs of direct bedside critical care experience.



           Avera McKennan committees:



  • Critical Care Committee Member


  • Code Blue Committee Member


  • Pediatric Critical Care Medical Management Committee Member


  • Committee member for the Avera McKennan Safety Team.