Dear Fellow Respiratory Care Practitioner,

The NMSRC awards committee is requesting your nominations to recognize the very best among us.  Provided below is a description of each award and the qualifying criteria required.  (The life membership award and Diane Klepper outstanding medical practioner award are not listed because nominations for those awards can only come from the NMSRC Board of Directors; if you feel you know of a candidate for either award please contact a current member of the board.) 

Life Professional Contribution Award Criteria:

  • Significant contribution to the Respiratory Care Profession in New Mexico in the areas of education, leadership and patient care
  • Minimum of 10 years in the profession of Respiratory Care
  • Adheres to the AARC Code of Ethics
  • Current member of the AARC

Cheryl Dove Patient Advocate Award Criteria:

·        Consistently displays behavior that shows a high regard and compassion for their patients.
·         Minimum of 5 years in the profession of Respiratory Care
·         Adheres to the AARC code of ethics
·         Current member of the AARC

Community Service Award Criteria:

  • Minimum of 15 hours of community service during the previous year
  • Adheres to the AARC Code of Ethics
  • Current member of the AARC

Cory Suffrin Scholorship:

   The scholarship is awarded to one student from each accredited Respiratory Therapy program in the state of New Mexico annually. The recipients chosen should exemplify the ideals of exceptional patient care, and scholastic achievement.  The recipients are chosen by the Program Directors (or their designee) by completing the attached form and submitting it to the NMSRC by the first day of August each year.

   Each recipient will be awarded a check from the NMSRC at the NMSRC Annual Conference in August for $250.00 to use as he/she sees fit. APPLY HERE  –>

DME Company/Individual Person Award Criteria:

  • Quality of equipment and/or supplies
  • Accessibility and helpfulness of sales personnel
  • Responsiveness
  • Service record
  • Truth in advertising
  • Support of the respiratory care profession
  • 5 years of contribution to the NMSRC
  • Sponsorship/education

Please take the time to nominate anyone you feel deserves a given award. The awards will be presented at the annual awards banquet lunch at the August convention. You may just use the submit form below (you will have to submit a separate form for each nominee and/or award) or you can print the form HERE ( Award Nomination Letter ), fill it out and send it to:

PO BOX 35417 Station D
Albuquerque, NM 87176-5417

Award Nomination Form

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