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May 27, 2009

Lots of newsmakers to share in this edition –

Linda Rhines

Kathy Berk

Susan Cooper

Renee Barlow

Alison Gray-Prince

Tim Vetter

Lynda Ferris

Laura Wesenberg

Ray Hernandez

  • Linda Rhines talks about respiratory care and a new partnership her school program has set up with a local hospital system to train new therapists in this interview in the OC Register out of Santa Ana, CA.
  • Kathy Berk is noted for her participation in a recent health fair for high school students in this article in the Michigan City, IN, News Dispatch. Berk used the occasion to educate the kids about asthma and how it can be monitored through the use of a peak flow meter.
  • Susan Cooper is pictured with the South Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association’s Patient of the Year in this article in Greenwood Today out of Greenwood, SC. (Stay tuned to AARC Times to learn how Cooper and her colleagues helped gain recognition for their program by nominating a patient for this award.)
  • Renee Barlow comments on the challenges and joys associated with being a “sports mom” in this article in the Albany, NY, Times Union. “It takes up quite a bit of your life. But I don't look at it that way,” she was quoted as saying. “It's a life choice that we've made as a family unit.”
  • Leah Ann Ivy is noted for receiving her RT degree in this article in the Jackson, TN, Sun. At 51, the new therapist says, “Of course, I was older than my teachers. But I had a good time.” Now she’s looking forward to her new job as an RT at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
  • Tracie Gunn is pictured along with fellow medical team volunteers in this article in the Greeley, CO, Tribune about WWII Honor Flight, a program to take World War II veterans and their families on a two-day visit to Washington, DC.
  • Alison Gray-Prince is noted for receiving the Gwen Hancock Memorial Scholarship in this article in Greenwood Today out of Greenwood, SC.
  • This article in the Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal explains how Tim Vetter’s young son inspired him to become an RT. (We’ll have more on Tim and his family in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.)
  • Eric Campbell is noted for his role in helping to schedule patients for specialty clinics at his facility in this article in the Du Quoin, IL, Evening Call.
  • Lynda Ferris receives kudos for receiving an Outstanding Allied Health Care Professional award in this article in the Utica, NY, Observer Dispatch.
  • Deanna Miller is noted for joining the staff at a local sleep center in this article in the Des Moines, IA, Register.
  • Jessica Atilano offers her tips on surviving during the recession in this article on the KSBY-TV web site out of San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • David Seigel comments on the higher than normal rate of asthma in his community in this article in the Tacoma, WA, News Tribune.
  • Mohamed Abushaban weighs in on the link between Facebook and college GPAs in this article in the University of Toledo’s Independent Collegian.
  • Laura Wesenberg shares pulmonary rehabilitation information in this article in the Longmont, CO, Times-Call that featured one of her patients and her great recipe for deviled eggs. (Laura will tell us more about how her patients put together their very own cookbook in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.)
  • Ray Hernandez comments on a new no-smoking policy on his college campus in this article in the Skyline View published by Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. “This change will provide a healthful, conducive environment for learning,” he was quoted as saying.

And last but not least, here are the latest facilities to receive coverage for earning the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition –

  • Wetzel County Hospital in this article on the WTRF-TV web site out of Wheeling, WV.
  • Via Christi Regional Medical Center in this article in the Wichita, KS, Eagle.
  • Broward Health North Broward Medical Center in this article in the Westside Gazette out of South Florida. “We are honored to receive this prestigious certification,” RC manager Thomas Albury was quoted as saying.
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital in this article on the WOWK-TV web site out of Huntington, WV. Hoyt Burdick, MD, vice president and chief medical officer, was quoted as saying. “This national recognition by the AARC just confirms the quality we know is present in the respiratory and critical care services delivered at Cabell Huntington Hospital.”
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