Nursing Careers The PHIL Award

The PHIL Award

The PHIL Award

Monument Health respiratory therapists are nominated by patients and families for the national The PHIL Award.

What is The PHIL Award?

The PHIL Award (Pulmonary Health and Illnesses of the Lungs) was established by The FACES Foundation to recognize outstanding respiratory therapists who provide care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses. Sharman Lamka established The PHIL Award as part of The FACES Foundation after her husband, Philip C. Lamka, passed away from an Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). Sharman wanted to establish a way of acknowledging the valuable role that respiratory therapists play in the lives of patients with life-threatening pulmonary illnesses.

The PHIL Award honors the “unsung heroes” in the respiratory therapy profession who understand that each breath matters. Monument Health takes pride in implementing The PHIL Award program to honor respiratory therapists.

To find out more about the program please go to

About the FACES Foundation

The FACES Foundation was founded in 2006 to acknowledge and promote professional excellence in the education and care of patients with life-threatening pulmonary illnesses. The FACES Foundation is dedicated to educating professionals, patients, and families on issues relevant to lung disease.

How to nominate a respiratory therapist

Patients, their families, and caregivers may nominate a deserving respiratory therapist.

Online Nomination