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PSRC Department of the Year Award


2023 Nominations are now OPEN!


The PSRC Department of the Year Award recognizes outstanding departments, managed and staffed primarily by Respiratory Care Practitioners. The PSRC may honor DOY to all outstanding departments meeting criteria. Criteria increases each stage to progressively prepare departments for AARC APEX criteria with the highest level of PSRC award being higher standards than the APEX award.

Examples of award criteria include but are not limited to:

  • Percentage of RRT Credential

  • Percentage of AARC membership amongst staff

  • Percentage of advanced degrees amongst staff (BS, MS, etc.)

  • Annual competency testing

  • Clinical ladder availability

  • Participation on interdisciplinary committees

  • Availability of High School student job shadowing

  • Availability of evidence-based policies/protocols

To view the full criteria - CLICK HERE

Nominations for this award are accepted from the PSRC membership during a nominations period.  All nominations are then de-identified and submitted to the awards committee for consideration.  The winning departments are then notified and announced publicly via an email to the general membership and online.  


To submit a nomination, use the following link - submit nomination

Questions?  Send an email to


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