For more than 20 years, Family 1st Medical’s registered respiratory therapist Karen Hamilton-McNutt has been helping her clients maximize the quality of each breath, reports The Chronicle Herald.

JS: When did you start with Family 1st?

KHM: I started working with Family 1st in 1996 following my graduation from the QEII Health Sciences Centre School of Respiratory Therapy. Having already worked as an EMT/paramedic, I knew I wanted to work in homecare instead of an acute care setting of a hospital. I was fortunate to gain employment in my home community with a local, family owned business.