Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, has announced the promotion of John Blender to the position of director of respiratory therapy and cardiology. Blender has been with Lakeview Regional since 2015, serving as cardiopulmonary supervisor.

Blender received his bachelor of science degree in cardiopulmonary science from the LSU Health Sciences Center in 2007, and he began his career as a respiratory therapist.

“John, having served in the interim role over the last four months, led our team through a national respiratory pandemic and earned overwhelming support from his team and leaders across our campus,” said Scott Montgomery, Lakeview Regional COO. “John used his experiences through our supervisor development program and the interim role to display the traits of a high-performing leader, and we are excited for the future of the department under his leadership.”

John is a Louisiana native who grew up in Baton Rouge. He now resides in Madisonville with his family.