Dr Tom Baxter of Northern Kentucky University has received a national award for his work to ensure high quality respiratory care at educational institutions.
Dr Tom Baxter has been awarded the Dr Ralph L. Kendall Outstanding Site Visitor Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Dr Ralph Kendall, MD, was a longtime site visitor who was highly respected in the field and who worked to mentor and train new site visitors.
Site visitors travel to colleges and universities around the nation to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements and evaluate institutions to ensure they are providing the highest quality respiratory care education.
“Being a site visitor gives me the opportunity to experience best practices in Respiratory Care education and to pay it forward to a medical profession about which I am passionate,” he said.
Baxter has been a site visitor since 1990. He joined NKU’s College of Health Professions in 2012. Baxter has also written articles for respiratory care journals and was a contributing author for two editions of a textbook, with a primary focus on ventilators.