Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Receives National Award for Respiratory Care

Respiratory Team posing together

Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (LHAAMC) has once again received the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Apex Recognition Award for demonstrating continued best practices in respiratory care. LHAAMC promotes patient safety by providing access to respiratory therapists to deliver high quality care.

“This is truly an honor to be part of an elite group of respiratory care teams around the country to receive this prestigious award,” said Simon Haile, manager of Pulmonary and Neurodiagnostic Services at LHAAMC.  LHAAMC is among only 15 acute care hospitals to receive this award.

“Respiratory care departments everywhere are coming off a hard year.  Their skills and stamina have been tested like never before. As a vital component to a patient’s care team, respiratory therapists work hard each day to deliver quality patient care,” said Sheri Tooley, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, CPFT, FAARC, AARC President. “These teams reach high standards and bring specialized skills, unique to respiratory care departments. We are thrilled to honor these organizations as Apex Recognition Award recipients.”

The AARC Apex Recognition Award was established in 2017 as a way for the AARC Board to recognize respiratory care departments that demonstrate high quality care. The award program distinguishes organizations for their commitment to excellence in professional development, evidence-based care, patient safety, patient satisfaction and quality improvement. The Apex Recognition Award includes five categories for recognition: acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, home medical equipment (HME) companies, entry-level educational programs, and dedicated transport teams.