Mike West, MBA, RRT Patient Education Achievement Award
Established in 2012, this award is named for Mike West, a Registered Respiratory Therapist, who recognized the importance of educating patients to help them manage chronic pulmonary diseases, and the profound impact such self-management has on patient respiratory quality of life. Mike West made it his quest throughout his career to ensure that patients, caregivers, and industry had the highest understanding of respiratory disease and the best solutions for treating these diseases.
An endowment has been established to recognize excellence in patient education by, American Respiratory Care Foundation’s Trustees (ARCF), with a grant from Phillips Healthcare, to recognize a Respiratory Therapist who has had a profound impact on patients as established by measurable outcomes as a result of patient education.
This award includes a plaque, coach airfare, one night's lodging, and registration for the AARC Congress 2017.
The nominating group is responsible for submitting the following:
All nominations must be received by the ARCF Executive Office no later than June 1, and the award will be presented by the ARCF during the Awards Ceremony at the AARC Congress 2017.
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