Our 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 and colleagues, gathered in the campus courtyard to remember Redasky and all she meant to those in her life. It was said by many in attendance that Redasky made whomever she was speaking with feel like they were the most important person in the room. She made an important personal impact on many throughout her life.
Redasky’s many professional achievements included support for student Sputum Bowl, Camp-Not-A-Wheeze as well as coordinating continuing education opportunities with the state of Arizona for more than 30 years. 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.
“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 can be 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.