PHIL Award Nomination

The PHIL AwardThe PHIL Award (Pulmonary Health and Illnesses of the Lungs) presents an ideal opportunity for patients, families, providers and staff to recognize respiratory therapists for their remarkable work.


The PHIL Award was established by Sharman Lamka 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.


UW Health is proud to implement The PHIL Award program to honor respiratory therapists, who can be nominated by patients, families, visitors and care team members.


Please complete this online form to nominate a remarkable respiratory therapist today! The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2020.


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All nominations will be reviewed by the UW Health Respiratory Care Recognition Committee. The recipient and all nominees will be recognized during National Respiratory Care Week, October 25-31, 2020.


The FACES Foundation



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Family And Caregiver Education & Support
The FACES Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization