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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

May 3, 2010

We have lots of newsmakers to share in this edition—

Kim Matthews

Deryl Gulliford

Brenda Barger-Saunders

Glenna Muse

Colleen Schabacker

  • Allison Richardson comments and Jody Leon is pictured in this article on UltimatePearland.com about a multidisciplinary drill held at their college. “It was a good experience actually putting our skills to use in a situation that felt real,” Allison was quoted as saying.

  • Paul Stephan is noted as the person to contact for more information about respiratory care in this article about health care careers in the Gainesville, FL, Sun.

  • Kim Matthews receives kudos for earning a scholarship from the Oklahoma Society for Respiratory Care in this article in the Enid, OK, News & Eagle. “As a single mother on a tight budget, this scholarship is a tremendous financial help for her family,” her instructor, Deryl Gulliford, was quoted as saying. “She is an excellent student and this will give her a financial boost as she finishes the program and moves on to what I know will be a successful career taking care of people.”

  • Vicki Erwin comments on renovations made to her church in this article in the Dayton, OH, Daily News.

  • Nancy and Tom McManus explain how the loss of their son to type 1 diabetes led to their support of an annual fundraising event in this article in the Poughkeepsie, NY, Journal. “We chose to get active, not angry,” Nancy was quoted as saying. “We don’t want any family to go through what we went through.”

  • Debbie Bussard and Kendra Norris are noted for organizing a CF walk in this article in the Cumberland, MD, Times-News.

  • Alan Crawford says his school raised more than $16K during an asthma walk in this press release on PRWeb.com. “We have energetic and creative students with a very supportive staff to back them,” he was quoted as saying. “The student body - not just one program, but the entire campus - really worked hard to earn the money we did.”

  • Rick Carver is noted for his bid for county commissioner in this article in Blount Today out of Tennessee.

  • Anita Gunnoe speaks out against a local ball park that raised the price of tickets to include all-you-can-eat junk food in this article in the Charleston, WV, Daily Mail. “I think that by taking choices away from the fans who are there to support their sports team they’re really turning people away,” she was quoted as saying. “All-you-can-eat junk food is not why people go to a ballgame.”

  • Glenda Pippin and her students, Janey Sowell, Kristi Norbury, Breanne Good, and Brenda Barger-Saunders, share lots of great information about their RT program in this article in the Carthage, MO, Chart.

  • Lyn Harper is noted for participating in an asthma workshop in this article on Westchester.com out of New York.

  • Katie Sabato comments on a donation of ventilators made to a medical mission group she co-founded ten years ago in this article on the Channel 7 website out of Belize City, Belize. “We are a group of medical missionary individuals called Medical Care for Children of All Races Everywhere,” she was quoted as saying. “We welcome donations from all around the U.S.”

  • Glenna Muse talks about a new electronic medical visits system in this article in the Springfield, MO, News-Leader.

  • Jeremy Wentzel is noted for going back to school to be an RT in this article in the Tennessean. “Respiratory therapy is an in-demand kind of job. It’s not going to go overseas,” he was quoted as saying.

  • Lynne Bower talks about her gardening business in this article on lawnandlandscape.com.

And here are the latest facilities to get great coverage for earning the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

  • Northeast Regional Medical Center in two stories: this one on heartlandconnection.com, and this one in the Kirksville, MO, Daily Express.

  • Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in this article in the Danville, KY, Advocate-Messenger.

  • The University of New Mexico Hospital in this article in UNM Today.

  • La Porte Regional Health System in this article on nwi.com out of Indiana.

  • Pardee Hospital in this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times.

  • Pleasant Valley Hospital in this article in the Point Pleasant, WV, Register.

  • Cookeville Regional Medical Center in this article in the Cookeville, TN, Times. (Colleen Schabacker is pictured showing high school students how a ventilator works on pig lungs.)

  • Salem Township Hospital in this article on the WJBD radio website out of Salem, IL.