South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care

Welcome to the South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care website. This web site was created to enhance communication and distribution of information among its members and those interested in Respiratory Care.

The SDSRC mission is to promote pulmonary health through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and education of respiratory disease. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope that you enjoy the new changes and features and find them helpful to you.


Did You Know?

In the state of South Dakota, over 53% of licensed Respiratory Therapists are members of the American Association for Respiratory Care. This number has remained consistent over the past five years.  Congratulations South Dakota, we rank among the highest percentage of membership across all 50 states.  If you aren’t a member, please consider joining today!

Did you also know?  The SDSRC would like to give back to those who maintain their membership.  At the 2014 SDSRC Annual Business Meeting and Conference, each active member of the AARC was placed in a drawing to receive complimentary registration to the 2015 SDSRC Annual Conference.  Congratulations to Rich Dewald on being our first winner!  We will draw another winner in 2015.

SDSRC 2014 Awards



Pete Winder SDSRC 2014 Therapist of the Year and Troy Jurgensen (ResMed) SDSRC 2014 Exhibitor of the Year

Kathy Styles SDSRC 2013 Therapist of the Year

Byron Sutter SDSRC 2012 Therapist of the Year

Liz Grav SDSRC 2011 Therapist of the Year

Please welcome and congratulate the newest members of the SDSRC Board of Directors

President Elect - Dominique Hurley, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls

Treasurer - Jessica Winterboer, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls

Secretary - Jordan Dykstra, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls

Director-at-Large - Abby Hansen, Regional Health, Rapid City

Student Representative - Ashley Prussner, DSU, Rapid City


2014 SDSRC PACT Report

To see more pictures and read the AARC's article go to: PACT DC Hill Day: A Great Success!

The AARC is building a Virtual Museum to preserve the history of our profession. Be part of it by buying a virtual brick to support our work.

Please CLICK the graphic to read a letter from the COPD Foundation in recognition of Respiratory Therapists for National Respiratory Care Week

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is Now the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

AARC Renews Commitment to COPD Awareness

CLICK the graphic above to join the DRIVE4COPD campaign and make a difference!


Article and Pictures from Asthma Camp 2012