Awards
Respiratory Care Recognition

RT AccrediationUniversity of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC) and University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH) have both earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) for 2013 from the American Association for Respiratory Care. Only 700 out of 5,000 hospitals in the U.S. have been designated as Quality Respiratory Care institutions this year. The QRCR program, started in 2003, is designed to help patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care available in hospitals. Hospitals receiving the QRCR designation provide a level of respiratory care that is consistent with national standards and guidelines and agree to adhere to a strict set of criteria to ensure patients' safety. Respiratory Therapists are specially trained to provide a wide range of breathing treatments and other services, under physician's orders, to people with asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS and other lung or lung related conditions. They are also key members of lifesaving response teams responsible for handling medical emergencies.

To learn more about pulmonary services at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH), click here.

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