Today, the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope hosted Hope Mayor Dennis Ramsey for the signing of the City of Hope Proclamation Designating the week of October 22 as the National Respiratory Care Week.  UACCH is proud of the respiratory therapist it has trained as well as the current students who have selected to study this program at UACCH.     

Respiratory Therapy is the health care discipline that specializes in the promotion of optimum cardiopulmonary function and health. Respiratory therapists apply scientific principles to prevent, identify, and treat acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system.  As a health care profession, Respiratory therapy is practiced under medical direction. Respiratory Care is specifically focused on the prevention, assessment, treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation, education, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. Critical thinking, patient/environment assessment skills, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines enable respiratory therapists to develop and implement effective care plans, protocols, and disease management programs.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope would like to thank the professionals in the respiratory therapy field and encourage the citizens of the area to use preventative measures to maintain ones cardiopulmonary health.  For more information about this program or other programs of study are UACCH, visit the college website at


Pictured Signing the City of Hope Proclamation: seated UACCH Chancellor Chris Thomason and Hope Mayor Dennis Ramsey, standing left to right is Leon Griffith of Hope, Program Director Ken LeJeune, Jeremy Kretz of Hope, Anna Do of Magnolia, Lindsey Clark of Reddlick, TX, Haley Smith of Hope, Chelsie Gordon of Taylor, Melinda Willis of Magnolia, Clinical Coordinator Scott Hughes, Donte Stephens of Gurdon.