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Jersey Shore University Medical Center is One of 13 Hospitals in the Nation to Earn AARC Apex Recognition Award

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

What you need to know

 Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently received the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) 2021-2022 Apex Recognition Award.

From left, front row is Respiratory Therapists Doreen Reed, Veronica Rodriguez, and Barbara Ochs, and Manager, Respiratory Therapy David R. Orloff, BS, RRT, RPSGT, RST, LSSGB. From left, back row is Chief Nursing Officer Ellen Angelo, DNP, MSN, R.N., CCRN, Vito Buccellato, and Respiratory Therapists Paul Popovitch and Judy Jacobs.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recognized for demonstrating best practices in respiratory care and promoting patient safety, by providing access to respiratory therapists to deliver care.

The AARC Apex Recognition Award

The AARC Apex Recognition Award was developed in 2017 as a way for the AARC Board of Directors to recognize respiratory care departments that exhibit high quality patient care.

The AARC is dedicated to supporting the respiratory care profession. The award program distinguishes facilities for their commitment to excellence in professional development, evidence-based care, patient safety, patient satisfaction and quality improvement. The Apex Recognition Award includes five categories for recognition: acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, home medical equipment (HME) companies, educational programs, and dedicated transport teams.  In total, 24 organizations from across the U.S. received 2021-2022 Apex Recognition Awards.