Covidien, a provider of health care products and patient monitoring and respiratory care devices has been recognized at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress 2012 with the prestigious Zenith Award.

The AARC 2012 Zenith Award honors just five respiratory care industry manufacturers and service organizations annually for their outstanding service. Covidien was selected from more than 400 companies by AARC’s membership base of 52,000.

“For the 23rd consecutive year, Covidien is proud to be recognized so prominently for our contributions to the respiratory care profession,” said Robert J. White, president, respiratory and monitoring solutions, Covidien. “We are committed to bringing industry-trusted and leading-edge technologies that help ensure the highest quality care for respiratory patients. This is an honor that demonstrates our ongoing dedication to the field.”

AARC evaluates companies for the award based on criteria that include quality of equipment and/or supplies, accessibility and helpfulness of sales personnel, responsiveness, service record, truth in advertising, and support of the respiratory care profession.