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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

July 23, 2010

We have another great list of newsmakers to share—

Janelle Gardiner

Angela Fishel

Darcy Ellefson

Margaret Goss

Russ Acevedo

Tish Harkey

Ed Coombs

Donna Hawk

  • Jerry Alewine, Sonya Curenton, and Ann Allen talk about the asthma camp staffed by students from their RT program in this article in the Greenwood, SC, Today. “We want to teach them about nutrition, medications, signs and symptoms of an attack and potential triggers,” Jerry was quoted as saying. “But, we also want to provide them with fun activities.”

  • Janelle Gardiner explains how summer air pollution can impact the lungs in this article in the Standard-Examiner out of Utah.

  • Angela Fishel expresses concern that the new competitive bidding program for home care equipment could adversely affect her patients in this article in the Northern Virginia Daily. "Our patients know us. They trust us," she was quoted as saying. "Where are they going to go?"

  • Karin Bullock is noted for teaching a Freedom from Smoking class in this article in The Day out of New London, CT.

  • Darcy Ellefson comments in this article in the Sioux Falls, SD, Argus Leader about a smoking ban campaign taking shape in her state. “I think South Dakota's ready for clean air and everyone understands the dangers of secondhand smoke," she was quoted as saying.

  • Educators Bruce Cutter and Margaret Goss, and students Mary Brooks, Paul Corio, Christine Richardson, and Carol Wilson are all featured in this article on iBerkshires.com about the 100% pass rate among program graduates on the NBRC exam.

  • Bill Moore is noted for presenting a program on sleep in this article in the Steamboat Springs, CO, Pilot.

  • Dr. Russ Acevedo explains how a new program underway at his hospital will markedly improve care for COPD patients by expanding the role of the RT in this article in the Syracuse, NY, Post-Standard. Renee Bear is noted for already making home visits in conjunction with the initiative. (We’ll have more on this exciting new program in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.)

  • Tish Harkey is pictured in this article in the Charlotte, NC, Observer about a farmer’s market that sets up on her hospital’s lawn. An RT since 1972, Tish says she appreciates the opportunity to eat healthy. “I am usually out there for lunch whenever my schedule coincides with the farmer’s market,” she tells us.

  • Ted Lanier is noted for his promotion to director of respiratory therapy in this article in the Helena, MT, Independent Record.

  • Ed Coombs is featured for starting a scholarship to honor the memory of Robert Councilman, an AARC member who passed away suddenly last year, in this article in the Update Medical University Alumni Connection. “Bob was my lifelong friend—I also referred to him as my surrogate big brother,” Ed was quoted as saying. “He was an example to students of what it means to be an outstanding respiratory therapist.” (Read more about this new scholarship and how it came about in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.)

  • Tyler Kauffman and Tomi Blanchard are noted for placing first and second in a poster contest held by their RT program in this article in the Parkland College Prospectus News out of Illinois. Jennifer Compton was one of the judges. Jennifer was recently featured along with program professor Terry Des Jardins on this great billboard highlighting graduates of the program as well.

  • Donna Hawk is interviewed in this TV broadcast about air quality in her community. The interview took place during the morning program on WWLP-TV out of Springfield, MA.