Earlier last week, Royal Philips Electronics announced that it is one of the six companies that earned the American Association for Respiratory Care's (AARC) coveted Zenith Award. The 2012 award was presented at the 58th International Respiratory Congress in New Orleans, LA on Nov. 10.
The winners were selected from more than 400 suppliers by nearly 52,000 AARC members comprised of clinicians and researchers who use respiratory care equipment, devices and pharmaceutical products. For its contributions to the respiratory community, this is the 14th time that Philips Respironics has been recognized by the AARC.
"We’re proud to receive our 14th Zenith Award. Knowing that it is the 'people's choice' award of the respiratory care profession makes this award especially meaningful. Our commitment to quality and to service to the respiratory care industry is unwavering," said Randall Whitfield, general manager, Hospital Respiratory Care, for Philips Healthcare.
He added that at Philips, developing and delivering innovative solutions and outstanding service to both the hospital and the home setting is a priority. Providing a wide variety of complementary product offerings to the respiratory profession, Philips Respironics includes invasive and noninvasive ventilation and a full portfolio of stationary and portable oxygen products, as well as products for respiratory drug delivery.
To honor respiratory care product and service providers who exemplify outstanding service to the respiratory care community, AARC established its prestigious awards program in 1989. The recipients are recognized for the quality of equipment and/or supplies, accessibility and helpfulness of the sales personnel, responsiveness, service record, truth in advertising and support of the respiratory care profession.
A professional membership association of respiratory therapists, the AARC, focuses primarily on respiratory therapy education and research. Its goals are to ensure that respiratory patients receive safe and effective care from qualified professionals and to benefit respiratory healthcare providers. For appropriate access to respiratory services provided by qualified professionals, the Association continues to advocate on behalf of pulmonary patients.
Edited by Brooke Neuman