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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

April 5, 2012

See who’s been making headlines over the past couple of weeks—

Rich Weiler
Rich Weiler


  • Staff Sgt. Brendan Beely comments on his team’s recent experience transporting a seriously ill solider on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during a transpacific flight in this article in the Air Force Print News Today. “For us, a successful mission is any mission where we can retrieve a patient anywhere in the Pacific theater, bring them back here to Tripler Army Medical Center, without any degradation in patient condition and no adverse events before, during, or after the flight,” he was quoted as saying.
  • Ronda Hood comments on the early allergy season in her part of the country in this article in the Florence, AL, Times Daily. “Everyone needs to be aware of what they are allergic to and either stay inside as much as possible or wear a dust mask,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Ned Ruhstaller is featured in this Q&A in the Stockton, CA, Record about his work as a nurse and RT at a local correctional facility. He also talks about his family, which is well known in the area.
  • Casey Roderick comments on a YouTube video featuring kids who try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon without benefit of water in this article in the Plymouth, MA, Patch–an act that causes much coughing and coking. “From a respiratory standpoint, if you’re constantly swallowing you can’t take a breath, and when you finally do take a breath, that cinnamon will go down the trachea, and that can cause aspiration," he was quoted as saying.
  • Rich Weiler is noted as the speaker for an upcoming program on new accreditation standards for nicotine dependence treatment at a meeting of his local tobacco reduction coalition in this article in the Midland, MI, Daily News.
  • P.J. Gillen talks about her involvement in a local choir in this article in the Farmington, NM, Daily Times. "The great thing about Caliente is that I've learned more about my voice and how it works with other voices,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Paul Stephan is noted as the contact person for an open house being held by students in his RT program in this article on the Santa Fe College website out of Gainesville, FL.

And here are the latest facilities to be in the news for receiving the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

  • Whispering Pines Health Care Center in this article on VALPOLIFE.com out of Valparaiso, IN.
  • Ochsner Extended Care Hospital of Kenner in this article on BayouBuzz.com out of Louisiana.
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