Lokuta named director of respiratory services at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

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WILKES-BARRE — Mark Lokuta, of Mountain Top, has been named director of respiratory services at Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Lokuta previously served as manager of the hospital’s respiratory department, and was named Clinical Manager of the Year in 2017. In his new role, he will oversee all respiratory, neurophysiology and sleep lab functions along with the inpatient tele-neuro program.

He joined the hospital staff in April 2016 and previously served as manager of respiratory therapy at Regional Hospital of Scranton, pulmonary manager at Select Hospital, Danville, and clinical respiratory care instructor at Luzerne County Community College.

He is a registered respiratory therapist with certification in health care administration and holds an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy. He is a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care and the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Lokuta and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Lauren.