Jessica Alphin, Director of Clinical Education for Respiratory Care at BRTC, was recently awarded two awards at the Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care (ASRC) conference in Hot Springs. Alphin was awarded Respiratory Care Educator of the Year and the Jay Williams Memorial Respiratory Practitioner Award 2015 Northeast District.
ASRC is a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care. Their mission is to provide effective leadership that promotes the respiratory care profession and its skilled practitioners as leaders in the field of pulmonary medicine through patient, community, and healthcare provider education.
Alphin was also voted as the President Elect for ASRC. This position will last a year and then she will become president for the next year. “It is such an honor to be recognized among such an outstanding group of professionals,” said Alphin. “I have always been passionate about Respiratory Therapy. It is an honor to do what we do every day as a therapist, but to be recognized as Educator of the Year was certainly a great honor. Training students not just to become respiratory therapists, but instead to become part of an elite group of professionals is a priority of mine as well as BRTC!”