Hector Leon Garza, MD International Achievement Award
Established in 2005, this award was both named for, and first bestowed to, Dr. Garza for his groundbreaking work in bringing the respiratory care profession to his native Mexico. The achievement award was established with grants from the ARCF and Monaghan/Trudell to recognize respiratory therapists, physicians, and other health care providers who have had a profound impact on the development of international respiratory care.
Over the past decade, Dr. Garza has successfully established training programs for RTs in his country and has also founded the Asociación Mexicana de Terapia Respiratoria AC, where he currently serves as president. Dr. Garza works closely with the AARC's International Council for Respiratory Care and received the designation of AARC Fellow (FAARC) in 2001.
The award includes a crystal sculpture, coach airfare, one night's lodging, and registration for the AARC Congress 2017. The recipient will be selected by September 1, and the award presented at the AARC Awards Ceremony.
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