The PHIL Award
The PHIL Award
(Pulmonary Health and Illnesses of the Lungs) was established by The FACES Foundation to recognize outstanding respiratory therapists who provide care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses. Sharman Lamka established The PHIL Award as part of The FACES Foundation after her husband, Philip C. Lamka, passed away from an Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). Sharman wanted to establish a way of acknowledging the valuable role that respiratory therapists play in the lives of patients with life-threatening pulmonary illnesses.
The PHIL Award honors the 'unsung heroes' in the respiratory therapy profession who understand that each breath matters. UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital takes pride in implementing The PHIL Award program to honor respiratory therapists.
About the Faces Foundation
The FACES Foundation was founded in 2006 to acknowledge and promote professional excellence in the education and care of patients with life-threatening pulmonary illnesses. The FACES Foundation is dedicated to educating professionals, patients, and families on issues relevant to lung disease.
Who is eligible for the PHIL Award?
The PHIL Award will be given annually to one respiratory therapist, who has been nominated based on professional excellence and compassion in the education and care of patients with pulmonary illness.
Respiratory therapists may be nominated for the award by patients and their family members, visitors, and other caregivers.
How do I nominate my therapist for the PHIL Award?
Patients, family members, visitors, team members, volunteers and physicians can nominate a deserving respiratory therapist by submitting a hard copy of a nomination form to the nominee's nursing manager. You can also download the fillable nomination form and send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org