Jana Haugen

Respiratory Therapist

Jana Haugen grew up in San Antonio, TX. Even as a child, she knew she wanted to work in healthcare.

She has always loved to help people.

In 2004, Jana graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care. She has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist for more than 20 years.

Jana spent the first 17 years of her career working primarily with children at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital, Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland, and Brook Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. Her employment history spans numerous areas of care, including inpatient, outpatient, and home care.

Before joining Sail Healthcare, Jana worked in neonatal and pediatric ICUs, pulmonary care clinics, and endoscopy and pulmonary function testing.

Additionally, Jana served as a training instructor in the NICU and PICU, and she has participated in multidisciplinary teams for technology-dependent children, severe asthma management, neuromuscular disease, sickle cell crisis, and Cystic Fibrosis. She even took part in the South Texas Asthma Coalition to bring standardized Asthma Action Plans to every child in the Northside school district of San Antonio in 2006.

Since joining the Sail team in 2021, Jana has expanded her areas of expertise to include COPD, ILD, IPF, and PHTN. She has also been involved in multidisciplinary ALS clinics and become active with the ALS Association.

For over two decades, Jana has been dedicated to helping children and adults with respiratory care requirements live their best lives.

One of the joys of her career has been serving as a CAMP respiratory therapist.

Jana enjoys teaching others and excels in educating patients and caregivers in a homecare environment.

“We are living in a time where individuals with pulmonary disease have access to more advances in technology and inhaled medications in the home than ever before!” Jana said. “I enjoy teaching people to use all the tools at their disposal to optimize their quality of life and live at home as long as possible.”