The AARC Apex Recognition Award is a recognition program for respiratory care departments in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, home medical equipment (HME) companies, entry level educational programs, and dedicated transport teams.
The AARC proudly recognizes the following facilities with the 2017–2018 Apex Recognition Award:
Acute Care Facilities
Long-Term Care Facilities
AARC developed the Apex Recognition Award to recognize the significant contribution of respiratory therapists and highlight best practices in respiratory care that are aligned with evidence-based medicine. This program will also help consumers choose healthcare facilities that promote patient safety by providing access to respiratory therapists to deliver their care.
Benefits of Recognition
Earning the Apex Recognition Award distinguishes your facility by demonstrating that it has a commitment to excellence in professional development, evidence-based care, and patient safety as well as patient satisfaction and quality improvement. Plus, it showcases the value of respiratory therapists to your organization and community.
Categories of Recognition
There are five categories for recognition: acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, home medical equipment (HME) companies, entry level educational programs, and dedicated transport teams. Detailed explanations of the standards and a list of required documentation for each category are provided in the “Standards and Documentation” files below.
Acute Care Hospital
Long-Term Care Facility
Home Medical Equipment (HME) Company
Entry Level Educational Program
Dedicated Transport Team
Apex Recognition Award Deadlines and Details
The 2018 application period will open on Oct. 1, 2018 and will close on Dec. 31, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their application status in early January 2019. If awarded, the recognition period will be valid from January 2019–December 2020.
If you have questions about the recognition process or award, please contact the AARC at:AARC
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063