Good Press: AARC Members in the News
April 7, 2014
See who’s been making news lately—
- Vicki Shrader explains what it means to be an RT in this article in the Hanover, PA, Evening Sun about a health care career fair for high school students. “You make a difference every day in someone’s life, you make their breathing a little easier,” she was quoted as saying.
- Molly Schaefer talks about the addition of nitric oxide testing to her hospital in this article and video on KIMT.com out of Mason City, IA.
- Ron Cothran, one of six people selected to take part in CNN’s Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge, explains what led him to seek out a healthier lifestyle in this blog on CNN.com.
- Robin Titus was scheduled to present an overview of sleep apnea to a Better Breather’s Group in her community and the event was covered in this article in the Chico, CA, Enterprise-Record.
- Zach Gantt comments on a new transitional care facility in this article and video on the WVLT-TV website out of Knoxville, TN. “We’re not only going to focus on how we’re going to care for the patient today, but how do we know when they go home they can care for themselves,” Zach was quoted as saying.
- Kim Bennion uses her son’s experience with e-cigarettes to illustrate why legislation to regulate these new nicotine delivery devices is sorely needed in this letter to the editor in the Desert News out of Salt Lake City, UT.
- Hendrick Medical Center receives kudos for earning the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recogition in this article on BigCountry.com out of Abilene, TX. “The Quality Respiratory Care Recognition is significant because it helps patients make an informed decision when choosing a hospital,” department director Sherri Bowden was quoted as saying.
- Roxane Peters has just joined a home care company in her community that’s expanding into respiratory care. According to this article in the St. Joseph, MO, News-Press, Peters will help the company offer a more interactive experience with its referrals.
- Donna Trinque’s upcoming presentation on spirometry and how it can be useful to people with COPD was noted in this article in the Providence, RI, Journal.
- Shelley Mishoe explains how flooding can impact people with respiratory conditions in this article in the Hampton Roads, VA, Daily Press about a new multidisciplinary graduate certificate program at Old Dominion University. "Long after the flood has ceased, the spores and yeast remain, and fungi grow," she was quoted as saying.
- Diane Haskell decries Maine’s refusal to tap into federal funds to expand its Medicaid program in this letter to the editor in the Waterville, ME, Morning Sentinel. “It is shortsighted to let available federal funding sit on the table in Washington while tens of thousands in Maine lose their insurance,” she was quoted as saying.
- Beth Ashworth was slated to join a local physician in a presentation on pulmonary rehabilitation, and the event was covered in this article in the Plattsburgh, NY, Press Republican.
- AARC CEO Thomas Kallstrom is noted as the keynote speaker for the 1st Annual Pulmonary Horizons COPD Conference in this press release the Digital Journal. Vernon Pertelle, Robert McCoy, and Dr. Brian Carlin are among the organizers of the event. “Having Tom as the keynote speaker for this summer's conference will set the stage for the entire meeting and I am certain that attendees will gain great insight from his message.” Dr. Carlin was quoted as saying.
- Jeff Norton provides some tips on adjusting to the change to Daylight Savings Time in this article in the Red Wing, MN, Republican Eagle. “Adjusting our internal clocks with the change in season can take some getting used to, especially after a long winter that we’re experiencing this year,” he was quoted as saying.
- Carol Smith is pictured in this article on the DVIDS website about a skills training program for Army reservists held recently at her hospital.
- Patrick Barker offers some tips on dealing with spring allergies in this article in the Gaston Gazette out of North Carolina on gearing up for spring yard work.