Southampton Hospital is the recipient of a Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award by a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in their hospitals.
Southampton Hospital is among the 700, or 15 percent, of hospitals in the United States that have applied for and received the award. This latest accolade is the sixth award the hospital’s respiratory services has received.
The Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.