Rhodes State College News

May 23, 2019
CoARC recognizes Rhodes State Respiratory Care Program with Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

(Lima, Ohio) Rhodes State College, Respiratory Care Program, is among a select group of programs that will be recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) to receive the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) Credentialing Success Award. This award will be presented as part of the CoARC’s continued efforts to value the RRT credential as a standard of professional achievement. From a program effectiveness perspective, the CoARC views the RRT credential as a measure of a program’s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations. “I am extremely proud of our Respiratory Care program for receiving this award for two years in a row!” said Dr. Paula Boley, Dean of Health Sciences. “I believe it shows the superior quality of instruction that our program faculty provide. We strive to educate our future Registered Respiratory Therapists to be outstanding practitioners who are highly skilled, competent professionals. I congratulate Pam Halfhill, the chairperson of our program, and her Respiratory Care team on this achievement.”

About the recognition award

In selecting programs for this recognition, the CoARC Board used objective criteria based on key accreditation metrics documented in the 2018 Annual Report of Current Status (RCS). These programs were required to: (1) have three or more years of outcomes data; (2) hold accreditation without a progress report; (3) document RRT credentialing success of 90% or above, and (4) meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success, retention, and on-time graduation rate. The primary responsibility of CoARC is to accredit programs based on their compliance with established accreditation standards. The CoARC award will be presented at a reception held in Fort Lauderdale, FL during the American Association of Respiratory Care’s Summer Forum.

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