SCSRC 2019 Election Results

The 2019 SCSRC Election results are in and are as follows:

President Elect
–Tarisha Latimer BS, RRT-NPS, RCP

Secretary
–Vanessa Dixon, MPH, RRT, RCP

Delegate
— 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!

SCSRC Annual Conference Cancelled

Hurricane flagsDue 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.

Stay safe!

SCSRC Program Committee

AARC Summer Lobby Blast

(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.

AARC TAKE ACTION Page

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2019 SCSRC Awards and Scholarships

 SCSRC Scholarships 2019The 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: Read More

NEWBERRY COLLEGE CONFERS ITS FIRST RESPIRATORY THERAPY DEGREES

Newberry College BSRT Grads 6-12-2019

Newberry College recently conferred degrees upon its inaugural class of graduates in the Respiratory Therapy online degree-completion program.

Nine students became the first to earn their bachelor’s degrees in the degree-completion program that was launched in January 2018. The graduates received their degrees at the College’s spring commencement, held May 4 at Eleazer Arena on the Newberry campus.

“This first class of Respiratory Therapy graduates are well-equipped to excel in this fast-growing, critical field,” said Dr. Jerry Alewine, chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy. “We are so proud of what they have accomplished in earning their baccalaureate degree and pleased to be able to offer a program that allows working professionals to complete their degree and still manage the demands of work, home and family.”

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It’s Scholarship & Award Application Time for 2019

SCSRC Scholarships 2019

The SCSRC is accepting nominations for 2019 Practitioners of the Year in Education, Clinical, and Leadership. We are also seeking to recognize one Department of the Year. The SCSRC would like to award three (3) scholarships to Entry-Level students in a Respiratory Care program within the state of South Carolina. Lastly, we are excited to award two (2) Trish Blakely Higher Education scholarships this year.

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Happy New Year!

AARC Join Renew Win

Call to Action! Join AARC Today!

As we make our resolutions to be better to ourselves … lets be better to our profession too!

The SCSRC wants you to be a part of SC’s Respiratory Care Leadership Team and invite you to become involved, starting at the local level. Then you may be inspired to follow in the footsteps of the late Trish Blakely, Jackki Grimball, and Brooke Yeager as part of the AARC’s Leadership Team.

Step 1: Join the AARC, the RT’s national professional organization, that is fighting to keep our jobs relevant and a vital part of the national healthcare discussion.

Most of you are already AARC members, but you can encourage your peers to join the AARC and participate in their local chapter of the SCSRC.

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The SCSRC 47th Annual Conference Has Concluded

Footprints on Beach

Many thanks to the attendees, speakers, and exhibitors who helped make the SCSRC 47th Annual Conference a huge success. Your participation was invaluable. Beginning with the Preconference on the September 4th, through the closing remarks on September 7th, the SCSRC Annual Conference provided 4 days of learning, networking, and fun for all of those who attended.

A special thanks to the SCSRC Program Committee for all their hard work in planning and organizing the conference.

The SCSRC hopes to see you all back in 2019.

One of our speakers, Dr. Emilio Perez-Jorge, was kind enough to share his slides with us.
Here is the link: Respiratory Infections-FINAL.-PP.-Myrtle-Beach-2018

Awards presented during the SCSRC 47th Annual Conference:

Palmetto Award: Suzi Westmoreland, RRT-NPS, RCP

Region of the Year: Midlands Region

President’s Award: Charlotte Reikofski, MSPH, MPS, RRT

Practitioners of the Year Award Recognition

Clinical Practitioner is Felisha Fuller BA, RRT, RCP – Self Regional
Leadership Practioner is Jerry Alewine EdD, RRT, RCP – Newberry College
Education Practioner is Holley Basnett RRT, RCP – Lexington Medical Center

Department of the Year Award Recognition

Lexington Medical Center’s Respiratory Care Services – West Columbia, SC
Runner up – Self Regional Respiratory Care Services