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2015 Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

At the 2016 AARC Summer Forum two Tennessee respiratory care programs received CoARC’s Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award for 2015. Seventy-eight of the 432 programs received the award. Criteria for the award included:
(1) have three or more years of outcomes data; (2) hold accreditation without a progress report; (3) document RRT credentialing success of 90% or above, and (4) meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for CRT credentialing success, attrition and positive (job) placement.

Chattanooga State Community College won the award for the fifth consecutive year. Sharron Hall is the program director. Columbia State Community College won the award for the first time. R. David Johnson is the program director.

According to the 2015 CoARC Outcomes Data Report the national average for graduates obtaining the RRT credential was 70.5% Chattanooga State averaged 97.9% for the assessment period. Columbia State averaged 93.8%. The national job placement average was 85.5% while Chattanooga State averaged 93.8% and Columbia State averaged 97.9%.

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/respiratory-therapists.htm, the job outlook for Respiratory Therapists is expected to grow by 12% for the time period of 2014 – 2024 which is considered faster than the average for all occupations.

Passing of Billy Lamb

Good Morning,

The members of the Missouri Society are devastated at the loss of our dear friend, mentor and advocate. I was talking with a new district officer yesterday who did not have the chance to know Billy. She mentioned how sad she was that she did not get the opportunity to learn from him. It occurred to me that, while she never had the chance to learn directly from Bill, her mentors had all been taught and mentored by Billy. With his help, we learned this importance of this skill and for that we are eternally grateful. His legacy lives on in each of us.

We realize that many of you are unable to travel to St. Louis for Billy memorial service. I wanted to share with you that we will be live streaming BILL LAMB’s MEMORIAL SERVICE which begins on Sat 6/11 at noon.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf7PUQU9eac
Please distribute this to anyone you feel would like to participate.

We are thankful to Monica Schibig, Program Director at the University of Missouri and long time friend of Billy for putting this together.

Dana
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Dana Evans
Respiratory Care Manager
Mercy Children’s Hospital-St. Louis
Chesterfield MO
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