Draeger Wins Prestigious AARC Zenith Award for Outstanding Respiratory Products and Services

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For the sixth consecutive year, Draeger is acknowledged for its commitment to product excellence and exceptional customer service

We are pleased to again this year honor Draeger for its commitment to respiratory care in terms of product excellence, exceptional customer service and overall support of our profession.

Draeger today announced that it has received the esteemed Zenith Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for delivering outstanding products and services to the respiratory care profession. The award was presented during the AARC 60th International Respiratory Convention in Las Vegas on December 9, 2014.

Established in 1989, the AARC Zenith Award is considered the “people’s choice” award of the respiratory care profession and highly prized by its recipients. Each year, AARC asks its membership, which comprises 52,000 respiratory therapists and other clinicians, to vote for those manufacturers, service organizations and supply companies that provide the respiratory care community with exemplary service based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of equipment and/or supplies
  • Accessibility and helpfulness of sales personnel
  • Responsiveness
  • Service record
  • Truth in advertising
  • Support of the respiratory care profession

For the sixth straight year in a row, AARC members selected Draeger for this prestigious recognition. Draeger’s Respiratory Care devices span the spectrum of critical care, neonatal care, acute care, noninvasive therapy and emergency/transport ventilation.

In announcing the Zenith Award winners, AARC Executive Director and CEO Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, said, “Our members have consistently chosen Draeger as a company that provides products and services to help them improve patient care. We are pleased to again this year honor Draeger for its commitment to respiratory care in terms of product excellence, exceptional customer service and overall support of our profession.”

“In this era of healthcare reform, health systems and hospitals are tasked with delivering high quality care at an affordable cost and those in the respiratory care profession play a central role in this effort,” said Ed Coombs, MA RRT-NPS/ACCS, FAARC, Director of Marketing - Intensive Care and Neonatal Care, Draeger Medical, Inc. “From managing patient respiratory status in the acute care setting to facilitating effective long-term care, the work of respiratory care professionals is critical to saving lives, improving outcomes, reducing readmissions and enhancing quality of life. We are honored that the members of the AARC have recognized Draeger as their partner in these efforts.”

Draeger. Technology for Life®
Draeger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Our products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2013 Draeger generated revenues of around EUR 2.37 billion. The Draeger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 13,500 employees worldwide. Please visit http://www.draeger.com for more information.

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