In celebration of National COPD Awareness month, the 4th Annual COPD Update was held on November 1, 2019 at Columbia College in Columbia, SC. This event was planned in collaboration by the SCSRC Midlands Region and the Chronic Disease Management specialty section. Six CRCE’s were provided attendees. Topics included COPD/ Sleep Apnea Overlap Syndrome, Avoiding the Crisis of Preventable Death, Smoking Cessation, Current and Future Practices in COPD Management, and Getting Meds for Home. The ever so popular discussion panel was a continued success. This year’s panel discussion explored the continuum of care and included a patient’s perspective. We would like to extend a big thank you to the vendors that joined us for the day and our lunch sponsors, as well as Columbia College for hosting and providing a wonderful breakfast.
Look for the date of the 5th Annual COPD Update to be announced in early 2020 and make plans to join us!
Congratulations to the Respiratory Care Services Department of Prisma Health – Upstate on receiving the 2019 Department of the Year award. Dr. Jerry Alewine, president-elect for the SCSRC presented the award to Holly Williams, MHA, RRT, Director of Respiratory Care Services, during their Respiratory Care Week activities.
Congratulations to Sherry Gordon on receiving the Leadership Practitioner of the Year Award for 2019! The award was presented by Dr. Jerry Alewine during Respiratory Care Week celebration at Self Regional Healthcare.
Dr. Jerry Alewine speaking at Prisma Health – Upstate during the Respiratory Care Week Celebration.
The 2019 SCSRC Election results are in and are as follows:
–Tarisha Latimer BS, RRT-NPS, RCP
–Vanessa Dixon, MPH, RRT, RCP
— Suzi Westmoreland, RRT-NPS, RCP
Coastal Junior Director
–Janice Quinn, BSRT, RRT, RCP
Midlands Junior Director
–Valentina “Tina” Archer, BGS, CRT, RCP
Pee Dee Junior Director
— Allan Dunphy, II, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RCP
Piedmont Junior Director
–Janet Carter, BSRT, RRT, RCP
Congratulations to all those who have been elected! These positions take effect January 1, 2020. We look forward to a successful year!
- Due to Hurricane Dorian, we have decided to cancel the SCSRC Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach. The program committee is diligently working to determine the best way to refund your registration fee. More information pertaining to this will be sent out in the next several days. Please allow us time to work on this.
If your hotel registration was booked through the SCSRC event rate found on our website, your reservation will be automatically cancelled. Please do not call the hotel if this method was used. If you booked your room through another method, you will need to cancel your reservation.
We held out as long as we felt we could when making this decision. There have been many hours invested in the planning of this conference and we are looking into possibly rescheduling this event. We want to allow everyone ample time to make arrangements for their family in preparation for Dorian.
SCSRC Program Committee
(This is from Anne Marie Hummel, Associate Executive Director, AARC Advocacy and Governmental Affairs.)
Just wanted to get you pumped up ahead of time to start sending in messages to the Hill on Monday, August 19, for our 3-day blast to gain additional co-sponsors for H..R. 2508. An article will be coming out in NEWS NOW in a couple of hours that goes into more detail so please take a few minutes to read it. We want to get our members ready now so first thing Monday when the links go live everyone will be ready and know the drill. Don’t forget you can TEXT BREATHE to 52886 from your cellphone as demonstrated at our Joint BOD/HOD meeting if you are on vacation – so no excuses!!
Your goal — 100% participation. We’ve been very close in the past but not quite there – so let’s make it happen this time around.
The SCSRC Board and Scholarship Committee are excited to announce this year’s recipients of Awards and Scholarships. Thank you to all who applied this year, as we recognize your commitment to the profession and your education. Awards will be formally given to the recipients at the annual business meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 at the SCSRC Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC where we hope you will join us in congratulating the following award recipients: (more…)