Registered Respiratory Technician Kat Arteaga. photo provided

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health Registered Respiratory Technician Kat Arteaga has been named the recipient of The PHIL Award for 2022. The annual award is part of The FACES Foundation’s program to recognize exemplary respiratory care.
The PHIL Award is the only nationally recognized hospital-based program that honors outstanding respiratory therapists. This is the first PHIL Award given at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital and the first in the state of Oklahoma.
Arteaga was nominated by patients, families and peers who recognized her consistent professionalism and care for both patients and colleagues. (STORY CONTINUES BELOW)

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Jeff Campbell, MBA, RRT-NPS, director of Respiratory Care, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital said, “It’s important to know that this PHIL Award is not only to acknowledge Kat for her consummate professionalism, but to also recognize the great work our respiratory therapists do every day. It was an honor to present the first PHIL Award in the State of Oklahoma to Kat — it is well deserved.”
At Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, staff blends years of training with education, research and technology to improve the lives of women and children throughout the region. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital was named one of the Top 50 Children’s Hospital for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery by U.S. News & World Report in its most recent rankings. The Oklahoma Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit provides the highest level of newborn care in Oklahoma. An embedded service within the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital is the Women’s and Newborn Service, which is a regional referral center for the state, providing prenatal and delivery care for pregnancies ranging from low-risk to the most complicated. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital is also home to the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Oklahoma City. With a family-centered approach to healing, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital offers resources from pet therapy to child life specialists who help families cope with hospitalization and illness. From advanced surgical services to general pediatrics, oncology care and more, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital provides cutting-edge research and treatments through hospital-based and outpatient services. To learn more, visit