SCSRC Awards 2019

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.

SCSRC 2019 Dept of the Year

 

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.

SCSRC 2019 Practitioner of the Year

 

Dr. Jerry Alewine speaking at Prisma Health – Upstate during the Respiratory Care Week Celebration.

RC Week 2019

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!

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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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

SCSRC 2018 Awards and Scholarships Announced!

The SCSRC Board and Scholarship Committee are excited to announce the 2018 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. 5, 2018 at the SCSRC Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC where we hope you will join us in congratulating the following award recipients:

2 Trish Blakely Higher Education Scholarship Winners of $500 and Free Conference Attendance

Karen Simmons, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT – works in Pulmonary Functions Lab – Medical University of South Carolina – Karen is working on her Masters of Public Health from Columbia Southern University

Erin Mosley, RRT-NPS – works as Adult Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist – Palmetto Health Richland – Erin is working on her BSRT from Newberry College

3 Entry-Level Scholarship Winners of $400 and 1 free day of Conference

Keri Steen – Greenville Technical College – Essay on Stem Cell Treatment for COPD

Kensley Bishop – Piedmont Technical College – PowerPoint on Asthma

Karen Kulp – Piedmont Technical College – PowerPoint on Asthma