This year’s winner of the PHIL Award is Allie Weisel, BS, RRT — ACCS, a member of Christiana Care’s cardiovascular team.
“Allie received the nomination for the PHIL Award during her orientation as a new employee, which shows that she embraced Christiana Care’s values and behaviors right from the start,” said John S. Emberger, BS, RRT-AACS, FAARC, CPHQ, director of Respiratory Care. “It was evident that she contributed to excellent patient experience in the nomination letter from the patient.”
The PHIL Award is a signature program of the FACES Foundation and was created in 2006 in memory of Philip Lamka by his wife, Sharman. PHIL stands for Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lungs. It is the only nationally recognized hospital-based appreciation program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists, as nominated by patients, their families and caregivers. It is administered by more than 60 hospitals in 18 states.
Weisel has been a therapist at Christiana Care for a year. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory care at Salisbury University.
More than 150 respiratory therapists are integral members of care teams in all inpatient areas at Christiana Care, including the intensive care units and emergency departments, as well as several outpatient settings, including the pulmonary rehab and pulmonary function lab.