This award, through the FACES Foundation is the only nationally recognized hospital-based recognition program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists who provide exemplary care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses. Nominations may come from patients, family members and other caregivers. The PHIL Award was created in 2006 in honor of Philip C. Lamka, who passed away from Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). The award honors and recognizes the unsung heroes in the respiratory profession who understand that each breath matters.
In addition to being known throughout the country as ‘the best of the best’ in respiratory care, PHIL Award recipients receive the Appreciation sculpture and paid tuition to their state’s annual professional conference.
For additional information or to nominate an RT please visit the FACES foundation website.