The Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) established an award in honor of Bonner Smith, a long standing Public Member of the Commission who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. The Bonner Smith Outstanding Service Award annually recognizes an individual for demonstrating outstanding and enduring service to the profession of respiratory care through its educational accreditation system. The award is intended to honor individuals for exemplary contributions as members of the Commission or its predecessor (JRCRTE).
J. Bonner Smith
In 2014, the Bonner Smith Outstanding Service Award was given to George G. Burton, MD, from Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering, OH.
2010: Michael Prewitt and Ralph Kendall, MD
2011: Leann Papp
2012: Phyllis Brunner
2013: Monica Schibig