PHIL Award Winner
October 2014
Working in a major trauma center requires fortitude, an exemplary measure of critical
thinking and well- groomed clinical skills.  While all patients are deserving of and have a
right to receive quality care the PHIL Award looks for the extraordinary.  That Respiratory
Therapist who is relentless in educating the patient and patient’s family.  Provides that
extra-level of care beyond what they are being paid to do.  A team player with a winning
attitude, and great people and professional skills.

DRH Respiratory/Pulmonary Services applauds those therapists who consistently pursue

Dedication, compassion and commitment are among some of the qualities mentioned
about this year’s DRH PHIL Award recipient.  Melissa Kupiec has only been with our
department/family since 2013, but has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that
can be seen by her compassion for others, ability to communicate effectively and
dedication to providing quality patient care.  

Some of the comments from her nominators were, “Melissa’s responsiveness and
willingness to assist patients and co-workers make her an excellent choice”. “Melissa is
not shy when it comes to teamwork. Displays great knowledge in educating the patients.”  

From your DRH Family and the
DRH, Dept. of Respiratory/Pulmonary Services
Melissa Kupiec, RRT
DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital
Melissa Kupiec, RRT