Welcome to the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care!  The WVSRC is a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).  The WVSRC is the professional organization for respiratory therapists practicing in the State of West Virginia.  The WVSRC provides leadership to the state profession and offers educational seminars continuing education credits for education and training of respiratory care professionals.
 
 
 Save the Dates
The WVSRC Fall Conference location and dates are set.  It will be at the Blennerhasset Hotel in Parkersburg, WV and on September 11-12, 2014.  To register as a participant or vendor use this link: Online Conference Registration Link.
Next years Winter Conference is also set at Canaan Valley Resort on February 5-6, 2015.
 
 
West Virginia AARC Members on the cover of Junes AARC Times
The cover of the AARC Times this month features AARC members from around the world. Two of those members pictured are Gary Johnson from Clarksburg, WV (top row last one on the right) and Dominic Moscato from Wheeling, WV (3 row down and second to the right). You can read the annual report article in this issue to learn how the Association has served members and respiratory care patients over the past year.  If you have not recently checked out the benefits, services, and accomplishments of your professional organization, take another look, because AARC benefits are constantly changing to meet the needs of respiratory care professionals. To find complete information about membership benefits and how your Association serves you, visit the website at www.aarc.org.  Members are the lifeblood of the AARC.  Thank you!
 

Tell Me Again What the AARC Does For Me
So, let's sum it up. Why should you join the AARC?
Professional Growth. Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care has been committed to enhancing your professionalism as a respiratory therapist, improving your performance on the job, and helping you broaden the scope of knowledge essential to your success.

Job Security. The AARC speaks for you. We are the only national professional organization speaking exclusively for the benefit and success of this profession.
Protection of Your Interests. With nearly 52,000 members worldwide, the AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists working in hospitals, educational programs, and other care settings.
 
Government Advocacy. The AARC continues to work toward the recognition of RTs in all care settings and safeguarding patient safety by ensuring that those who provide respiratory care are competent to do so.
 
Professional Tools. In addition to offering a full range of services, programs, products, and money-saving opportunities to meet your needs, the organization's major emphasis has been and will always remain the same - helping you grow and develop as a respiratory care professional.
Professional Research and Publications. Award-winning publications keep you up to date on respiratory care science and trends.
Your support of the AARC is integral to the success of the profession.
Each member helps us gain access and strengthen our position and credibility with lawmakers and administrative agencies. By joining us, you strengthen the foundation of this profession.
We're fighting for quality respiratory care. Are you with us?