CAMC has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals. The QRCR program began in 2003 as a result of growing concerns among health care leaders and the general public regarding the safety and quality of health care services provided to patients. Hospitals that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines. About 15% of the country's 5000 hospitals have received this reward. This is the tenth straight year that respiratory care at CAMC has received this recognition.