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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

January 3, 2012

We’re starting the new year off with lots of great stories—

Beverly Pressley
Beverly Pressley

Rick Weaver
Rick Weaver

Dave Crotwell
Dave Crotwell

Robyn Parrott
Robyn Parrott

  • Juanita Taylor talks about trauma care in this article in the Kansas City Nursing News about a program put on at her hospital to educate employees about how the field has evolved over the past 30 years. “Now we have tools and resources to alleviate air trappings on patients on vents,” she was quoted as saying. “We can monitor and treat them better because of the ventilator graphics.”
  • Beverly Pressley comments on the Santa visits she’s been organizing in her NICU for the past 12 years in this article and video on the FOX-TV website out of Southwest Georgia.  “They love it when we open up the NICU for the family and the children to come in, and the family has time to take picture[s] and video with Santa and the little ones,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Sarah Markel is noted for receiving a surprise gift during the holiday season in this article in the Anderson, SC, Independent Mail. A local jewelry store hid fine jewelry in places around town, and Sarah found a strand of real pearls in a gift box placed on top of her car!
  • Kevin Jackson’s keynote address at a community college graduation ceremony is featured in this article in the Fredericksburg, VA, Free Lance-Star. “Understand success is not something you start, but something you finish,” he told the graduates. “So I challenge you all today to always get back up and finish.”
  • Rick Weaver receives kudos for receiving the AARC Diagnostics Section Specialty Practitioner of the Year Award at AARC Congress 2011 in Tampa in this article in the Pikes Peak, CO, Courier View. Rick used the opportunity to highlight the respiratory care profession–and also to put in a good word for the AARC’s Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative.
  • Dave Crotwell got some good press for an honor he received at AARC Congress 2011 too. This article in the Kirkland, WA, Reporter acknowledges his well-deserved Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care, or “FAARC.”
  • Angie Shaw is recognized for receiving a third quarter Excellence Award at her hospital in this article in the Tuscaloosa, AL, News.
  • Pam Rangen writes about autoimmune inner ear disease in this article in the Bismarck, ND, Tribune, explaining that, The most popular theory as to the cause of AIED is that cells meant to fight disease and foreign materials accidentally damage the inner ear because they mistake inner ear cells to be a virus, bacteria or other harmful substance.”
  • Howard Ingham is pictured in this article in the Daytona Beach, FL, News-Journal about home testing for sleep apnea.
  • Robyn Parrott explains why she decided to publish a weekly newsletter on sleep for local health care professionals in this article in HME News. “We are active on education here in the local community and it’s tough to get all of it out,” she was quoted as saying. “I thought, ‘Why can’t we do a Friday newsletter?’ and the idea was born.”

And last but not least, two hospitals are noted for receiving the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition—

  • Robert Packer Hospital in this article in the Sayre, PA, Morning-Times.
  • Select Specialty Hospital in this article the Zanesville, OH, Times Recorder.
The QRCR Program is now accepting applications for enrollment and recertification, so click on the link to see if your facility qualifies. As these two news reports illustrate, it’s a great way to earn much deserved recognition for the RT services you provide to your community.
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