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13 Jun

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 15: Patient Advocacy Award

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Sharman Lamka, president and founder of the FACES Foundation, discusses the National Patient Advocacy Award program. Lamka explains that the award is made possible through a collaborative effort between the FACES Foundation and the AARC as a way to uniquely recognize respiratory therapists. “It’s honoring RTs that go… Read more »

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27 Feb

Nominations Now Open for Patient Advocacy Award

The National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award is the only nationally-recognized advocacy program dedicated to honoring outstanding registered respiratory therapists. The award identifies and honors registered respiratory therapists from across the country who demonstrate excellence in compassionate care for patients and families. Learn more about the award The award commemorates a vital member of the health… Read more »

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14 Feb

Patient Voices Heard at Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

Respiratory therapists came together with chronic lung disease patients at the AARC’s Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit in Indianapolis last fall, opening up lines of communication and building partnerships that will ultimately help advance the quality of care for patients. Amber Galer, BS, RRT, who served as the 2017 Summit coordinator, outlined the benefits for patients… Read more »

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