Join the RCSW in congratulating the recipients of the Respiratory Care Society of Washington Advanced Degree and Two Year Scholarships for 2013: Brandi Muilenberg, RRT; Jen Petlig, RRT; Justin Graham, RRT-NPS, AE-C; Bill Middlebrook, Tacoma CC; Randy Hathaway, PIMA; Aya Kikuchi, Spokane CC; Farnooch Rahmani, Seattle Central CC; and Lucy Kiruki, Highline CC.
The Ben and Bonnie Benson Advanced Degree Scholarship was established this year by Michael and Kathy Benson in honor of his parents, Ben and Bonnie. Michael "Benny" Benson was instrumental in ground breaking auto-PEEP research in the 1980's and is a retired Clinical Specialist/RCP from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The Mike Sipes Foundation Advanced Degree Scholarship was also established this year. Mike Sipes was a Respiratory Care Department Manager at Virginia Mason and a Clinical Specialist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Mike had a passion for the advancement of Respiratory Care and to that end, his wife, Cindy, and daughter, Michelle, established the Mike Sipes Foundation to continue his support.
Calling on all Respiratory Therapists in Washington State! We have been challenged by the AARC and the COPD Foundation to get at least 467 COPD screeners completed by November 8th.
The DRIVE4COPD is a public health initiative that aims to raise public awareness of COPD utilizing Respiratory Therapist to interact with the community and survey people 35 years or older.
Please consider adopting a company and utilizing the paper COPD screeners. Or provide COPD screeners at a local event. Please visit the AARC’s website for more information and if you would like some ideas or assistance please call or email Linda Wilson. Linda can be reached at 206 744-3507 or email@example.com and she would love to hear what you might be planning!
We do have a tentative date at the Puyallup Fair scheduled for September 12th (need a few volunteers) , but we need each of you to consider participation in adopting a company or a local event. We can do this but we need to start today!