The RCSW at the Puyallup Fair

Are you interested in helping the RCSW promote better lung health? Do you like the Puyallup Fair? The RCSW has been provided a health booth at the 2012 Puyallup Fair and we are presently seeking individuals from the Respiratory Care profession to help organize and staff the booth! Our primary goal is to provide information and […]

RCSW Establishes New Award to Recognize Outstanding Professional Service

The Robert A. Bonner Award for Outstanding Professional Service award was established by the Respiratory Care Society of Washington to recognize outstanding contribution to the profession and practice of respiratory care in Washington State. Announced at the 2012 annual business meeting held at the 39th State conference in Spokane, this will be an yearly award recognizing Washington State respiratory care practitioners who have made considerable contributions to the RC field. Awardees will be announced during the annual business meetings and a plaque containing all the names of the recipients will be displayed during the conference.

The inaugural recipient is also the individual for whom the award was named: Robert Bonner, Med RRT.

The RCSW Mission: To Promote the Profession of Respiratory Care

President’s Reports

Scott Mahoney, BA, RRT, 2011 RCSW PresidentScott Mahoney, 2011 President – Sitting down to reflect a bit on the accomplishments of the past year I am reminded of how fortunate I am to have been able to work with all of you, the Respiratory Professionals of Washington State…

Greg Carter, 2012 President – This coming year, it will be a time to reflect on where we have been, where we are now and where we intend to go in the future…

RT Part of Research Group That Received Grant From the Gates Foundation

Rob DiBlasi, RRT-NPS FAARC, Clinical Research Coordinator at Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Institute, is part of a research team that has received a 2.3 million dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Rob DiBlasi, RRT-NPS FAARCThe foundation seeks to improve health care delivery in developing countries and global health. Their interest in […]

Respiratory Therapist Highlight

Carl R. Hinkson, RRT, Assistant Manager of Respiratory Care, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WACarl Hinkson is the Assistant Manager of the Respiratory Department at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He graduated from Highline Community College and has been a respiratory therapist for fifteen years. He obtained his BSRT from the University of Kansas in […]