Beloved Respiratory Care Professor Recognized by CoARC

Bill Galvin, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty for GMercyU’s Respiratory Care program, was recently recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for his contributions to the field of respiratory care and accreditation. He recognition followed a presentation he gave at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Summer Forum in Palm Spring, Ca.

“Being recognized as the Distinguished H. Fred Helmholz, MD Lecturer at the American Association for Respiratory Care Summer Forum in Palm Spring, CA. was a great honor. The Lecture Series is very special to me, as I personally traduced Dr. Helmholz (Fred) for the inaugural lecture back in 1997 and was honored to present it myself back in 2012 during the AARC Summer Forum meeting in Tuscon, Az. The lecture title for each was very similar and the issue of identifying characteristics of successful programs was quite intriguing. The presentation was well received and a number of inquires to repeat the presentation at various state society meetings has been extended. I have been asked to publish the findings and am considering an article to this effect,” Professor Galvin said.

Professor Galvin has been a respiratory therapist for more than 40 years. A faculty member of GMercyU since 1981, he recently retired from his full-time teaching position in 2021. He is a registered and certified respiratory therapist, certified pulmonary function technologist and certified asthma educator. He has significant publishing experience and has provided numerous article reviews, abstracts, and contributing chapters for such publishing companies.

His most significant publishing effort has been as an author and editor of a 60-chapter comprehensive textbook entitled, Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice, which has been adopted and used by students in Respiratory Care programs nationally.

Read more about Professor Emeritus’ Bill Galvin’s work.