NMSRC Award Nominations

The awards committee of the NMSRC is soliciting award nominations for 2022 to be presented at the in-person Winterfest conference in January, 2023. With the exception of the DME award, nominees must be Active or Life Members of the NMSRC.

Provided below is a description of each award and the qualifying criteria required and an online form for submitting nominees. The Life Membership and the Diane Klepper Outstanding Medical Practitioner awards are not listed because nominations for that award can only come from the NMSRC Board of Directors; if you would like to have a potential nominee considered for either award, contact a current NMSRC Board Member.  Cory Sufrin Award candidates come from each individual educational program.  Nominees for all awards except the DME award must be NMSRC active or life members in order to qualify.

Life Professional Contribution Award Criteria:

  • Significant contribution to the Respiratory Care Profession in New Mexico in the areas of education, leadership and patient care
  • Minimum of 10 years in the profession of Respiratory Care
  • Adheres to the AARC Code of Ethics
  • Current member of the AARC/NMSRC

Cheryl Dove Patient Advocate Award

  • Consistently displays behavior that shows a high regard and compassion for their patients.
  • Minimum of 5 years in the profession of Respiratory Care
  • Adheres to the AARC code of ethics
  • Current member of the AARC/NMSRC

Community Service Award Criteria:

  • Minimum of 15 hours of community service during the previous year
  • Adheres to the AARC Code of Ethics
  • Current member of the AARC/NMSRC

DME Company/Individual Person Award Criteria:

  • Quality of equipment and/or supplies
  • Accessibility and helpfulness of sales personnel
  • Responsiveness
  • Service record
  • Truth in advertising
  • Support of the respiratory care profession
  • 5 years of contribution to the NMSRC
  • Sponsorship/education