LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County Recognized for Excellence in Respiratory Care


LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County Recognized for Excellence in Respiratory Care

AARC Presents LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County with Apex Recognition Award


CHESTER COUNTY, Pa., August 28, 2017 – LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County, a leader in post-acute care, is honored to receive the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) 2017 Apex Recognition Award. This award recognizes the significant contributions of respiratory therapists and highlights best practices in respiratory care. LifeCare was the only long-term acute facility to receive this award for 2017.


“It is an honor to receive this respected, industry award. This recognition distinguishes LifeCare from others as a facility committed to excellence, placing us in an elite group of hospitals across the nation to receive this honor,” said Lisa Pope, director of respiratory therapy of LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County.


The Apex Recognition Award demonstrates LifeCare’s commitment in evidenced-based care, professional development, quality improvement, and patient safety and satisfaction.


“Respiratory therapists are a vital component of a well-rounded healthcare team,” said Thomas Kallstrom, AARC executive director/CEO. “The specialized services and skills respiratory therapists perform each day provide the necessary foundation for the total patient experience. They work hard to deliver outstanding care and comfort to their patients, and we are thrilled to honor them through the Apex Recognition Award.”


In addition to LifeCare, the following acute care facilities were also recognized:


  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Piedmont Healthcare – Atlanta
  • Rush University Medical Center


“These [facilities] are some of the biggest players in the healthcare industry. To be placed in their company as a top provider in respiratory care is quite commendable,” said Jake Socha, senior vice president of operations. “This is not just an award for LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County, but for the LifeCare Health Partners system. It is a representation of the care we deliver each and every day.”

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