3 Years in a Row - Awarded Highest Standard of Care

MESQUITE, TX (January 31, 2011) — The Respiratory Therapy Department of Dallas Regional Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. About 700 hospitals out of the 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. have been named a Quality Respiratory Care institution.  This is a huge accomplishment.  Our community is fortunate to have a respiratory facility such as ours, in which they can be assured of receiving the highest standards of respiratory care.

Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who work under physician’s orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS, and other lung or lung-related conditions. They also care for premature infants and are key members of lifesaving response teams charged with handling medical emergencies.  Congratulations!

• Three Years in a Row • 15% receive this Award • Ensure Patients Safety • QRCR and AARC Recognition