PHIL Award Winner
March 2010
University of Michigan Hospitals practitioner Amanda (Mandy) Ausmus, RRT,
was awarded the PHIL Award for her contribution of care excellence to the
pulmonary afflicted patient. Mandy was presented with the award by
Sharman Lamka on March 17, 2010.

What makes her different…“ I guess the main thing I've always tried to do
throughout my life and career is, as my mom always said – treat others as you
want to be treated! I try to treat everyone I meet with the utmost respect and
care, because, someday it could be myself or my family being cared for, and
I'd hope they'd do the same.”

Mandy is a 2005 graduate from Monroe Community College. During one of
her clinical rotations, she started her career at U of M, first as a technician
while in school, then accepting a position as a staff therapist upon

Along with other interests, Mandy is involved in the community as a junior
varsity and varsity cheerleading coach at Summerfield High School. This is
her third year as coach at her alma mater. As Mandy notes, “I love teaching,
not only in something I love to do, but in skills to succeed in life.”
Amanda Ausmus, RRT
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI
Mandy Ausmus, RRT,
(second from left) with Mark
Konkle, MPA, RRT (left)
Manager Clinical
Development, Respiratory
and Cardiovascular
Services; Sharman Lamka
The FACES Foundation
Founder; and Marge
Calarco, Phd, RN,
Associate Dean for Clinical
Affairs, School of Nursing
Senior Associate Director
and Chief of Nursing