PHIL Award recipient Samantha Bowe (third from left), with Mayo Clinic Health System representatives, left to right: Ann Johnson, Robert Peterson, M.D., Dallas Crowe, Karen Diedrich and Michele Eberle.
BARRON, Wis. — Samantha Bowe, a respiratory therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron, is the recipient of the Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lung (PHIL) Award, an annual national recognition program for respiratory therapists. Baker was nominated by a co-worker for the outstanding care she provided during a patient’s hospital stay.
Bowe’s nominator says, “We had a patient in Medical-Surgical that was in end-stage pulmonary fibrosis. Samantha worked diligently with the patient and me to educate me, set up the proper equipment, and adjust and monitor machine settings and oxygenation levels. Because of her diligence, I feel that we were able to provide this patient with the best care possible for his situation. In the end, he did pass from his condition, but the family was very grateful that they had time to say goodbye to their loved one. She is a tremendous resource to Mayo Clinic Health System, and I always know that our patients are in great hands when in her care.”
Bowe received her award in November in Barron.
“I became a respiratory therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in 2014,” Bowe says. “My passion for my job comes from my patients. They drive me to be a better caregiver.”
Other Mayo Clinic Health System respiratory therapists in northwest Wisconsin nominated for the PHIL Award include:
- Lexi Bablick, Eau Claire
- Patrick Baker, Osseo
- Erika Maas, Eau Claire
- Maureen O’Donnell, Eau Claire
- Wendy Pilgrim, Eau Claire
- Marcie Rosas, Menomonie
- Charlene Rosenbrook, Bloomer
- Chad Spangberg, Eau Claire
About the PHIL Award
The PHIL Award was created in 2006 in honor of Philip C. Lamka, who passed away from interstitial lung disease. The award is the only nationally-recognized hospital-based recognition program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists who provide exemplary care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses. Respiratory therapists are nominated by patients, family members and other caregivers. Nominations are accepted throughout the year through an online nomination form.
Press ContactDan Lea