Pima Medical Institute’s Tucson Campus Holds Special Ceremony to Dedicate Respiratory Simulation (SIM) Lab in Memory of Long-Time Employee Tammy Redasky
TUCSON, Ariz. – Pima Medical Institute’s flagship Tucson campus recently dedicated its Respiratory Therapy Simulation (SIM) Lab to long-time employee Tammy Redasky, MEd, RCP, RRT. In addition to her dedication to Pima Medical, she showed an unwavering dedication to her profession and the students whose lives she touched. She passed away in 2020.
More than 100 people, including family, friends, colleagues and former students, gathered in the campus courtyard to remember Redasky and all she meant to those in her life. Throughout the various personal and professional stories that were shared, the theme throughout was focused on the positive attitude Redasky brought to everything she did. She had a way of making everyone she met feel special.
Redasky’s many professional achievements included support for student Sputum Bowl and Camp-Not-A-Wheeze. She was a committee member of the Arizona Society for Respiratory Care (AzSRC) from 1987-2020 and in 2017 was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the AzSRC. In addition, Redasky coordinated continuing education opportunities with the state of Arizona for more than 30 years. As an additional way to honor her memory, the Tucson campus hosted a continuing education class immediately prior to the dedication ceremony.
“Tammy was more than just a member of the faculty here at Pima Medical, she was part of our family,” said Dale Berg, Tucson Campus Director. “She made a lasting impact on the lives of so many people in and out of the respiratory community. This lab is a testament to her hard work and her passion. We are grateful to be able to help keep her memory alive with this small gesture.”
Redasky’s unwavering dedication to ensuring students received the highest quality respiratory education helped lead to a 20-year career at Pima Medical. She was an integral part of the respiratory community and made an enormous impact on those whose lives she touched. That impact is felt throughout the halls of Pima Medical and throughout the Tucson community.
Pima Medical was founded in 1972 in Tucson and carries with it, the history of many people dedicated to its mission over the years. When Tucson’s new campus building opened, it was dedicated to the memory of Pima Medical’s founder, Richard Luebke, Sr.
About Pima Medical Institute
Pima Medical Institute is an employee-owned, private, accredited school dedicated to providing students classroom studies paired with real-world training at medical facilities. Established in 1972, Pima Medical Institute helps students become career ready, focusing exclusively on health care professions, including medical, dental and veterinary fields. Curriculum includes certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
Pima Medical Institute operates 17 campuses as well as an extensive online curriculum. The medical career college has a presence in eight western states with the following ground locations: Albuquerque, N.M.; Tucson, Phoenix and two campuses in Mesa, Ariz.; Aurora, Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Seattle and Renton, Wash.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Houston, El Paso and San Antonio, Texas; Chula Vista and San Marcos, Calif.; and Dillon, Mont. For more information and a complete list of programs offered at each campus, visit pmi.edu or call 1-888-442-5998.
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