I was privileged to attend my first SCSRC Board of Directors meeting on April 10th and I am pleased to report what I discovered. As you would expect, there were respiratory therapists from all over the state who are serving in various roles as executive officers, regional directors, and committee chairs. There were many distinct SC regional accents represented, but only one singular purpose. The members of the BOD represent the therapists of their individual regions, and South Carolina as a whole. But most importantly, what I began to understand almost immediately about these folks should make the therapist of South Carolina very proud.
The members of the Board of Directors and SCSRC leadership are dedicated to advancing the practice of Respiratory Care, supporting the Respiratory Care Practitioners of our state, and continuing the advancement of patient care. They are an intelligent and diverse group of people, who are working together to help make a difference. They are enthusiastic, compassionate, talented, and creative in empowering and supporting programs, initiatives, and activities that meet the overall objective of the AARC and SCSRC.
The SCSRC is made up of people just like you, who make a real difference in healthcare every day. They serve both your needs and the advancement of our profession. You may know them personally as your manager, or director, or supervisor, or instructor, or coworker - but that’s just their day job. They put in long hours of volunteer work for the SCSRC on your behalf. And they have big plans in the works – coming to a hospital near you. Fortunately, the therapists of South Carolina could not ask for better representatives.
What can you do to help? You can make a difference too, by getting involved in the AARC/SCSRC. You can represent your hospital in the SCSRC Ambassador Program, attend an SCSRC sponsored conference, join an SCSRC committee, or serve on the Board of Directors. You can serve by setting a good example and helping to recruit new AARC/SCSRC members from among your coworkers. Believe me, if a simple country boy like me can serve the SCSRC - so can you. See y’all soon!