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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

March 23, 2009

Take a look at who’s been making news lately —

Karla Smith

Suhey Lopez

Gordon Brown

Denise Orwick

Dave Foley

Kathee Ford

Kitty Collins

  • Karla Smith is noted for providing a free Sleep Week program in this article on the KXMB-TV web site out of Bismarck, ND.
  • Suhey Lopez comments on a former patient’s visit to her hospital in this article in the Tallahassee, FL, Democrat. The man was treated there after a devastating fall from his horse.
  • Gordon Brown is the go-to person for information on mechanical ventilation in premature infants in this article and video on the KELOLAND TV web site out of Sioux Falls, SD. “Sometimes they’re born so premature, and they’re so tiny, most of the energy they expend is in trying to breathe for themselves,” he was quoted as saying. “So if we can take over that work of breathing, the baby can spend more energy and calories growing and developing and continue to mature.”
  • Deborah Pierce is noted as the contact person for a program on chronic lung disease treatment options in this article in the Battle Creek, MI, Enquirer.
  • Denise Orwick comments on a “Sleep Tune-up” held for CPAP patients in this article in the Carey, OH, Progressor Times. “We want to make sure the pressures are accurate and masks are fitting properly,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Joan Gauthreaux is pictured showing high school students a pig’s lung during an open house at her college in this article in the Pine Bluff, Ark, Commercial.
  • Bonnie Coxe is noted as the contact person for an open house held in honor of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week in this article in the Abilene, TX, Reporter News.
  • Dave Foley comments on a web site set up by his state’s Education Department to help professionals renew their licenses to practice in this article in the Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle.
  • Kathee Ford shares information about her program’s recent CoARC visit in this article in the Winter Haven, FL, News Chief, noting, “The reviewers had glowing remarks and the program met all standards.”
  • Randy Baker and Kitty Hernlen comment on the results of their study on the health effects of exhaust fumes near schools in this article in the Augusta, GA, Chronicle. The report has led to a no-idling policy for school buses. (You can read more about the study in your January issue of AARC Times.)
  • Kitty Collins offers great information about the benefits patients get from her pulmonary rehab program in this article on the FOX 7 web site out of Austin, TX. But one of her patients probably summed it up best: “I wouldn’t miss a day of this because you find out when you miss it, you’re hurting, your breathing is not what it should be,” 73-year-old Bob Lindstrom was quoted as saying.

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

  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital in this article on Westchester.com out of Westchester, NY. Chief Operating Officer Maureen Desimone is quoted as saying, “Respiratory therapy is a signature program at Blythedale. It is a critical component of our patient care and we are very proud of the extraordinary efforts of our talented team.”
  • Doctors Hospital in this article in the Manteca, CA, Bulletin.
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