Good Press: AARC Members in the News | May 2017

 Updated: March 28, 2017

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Cathy Bitsche
From left to right, Jason Elder, Shannon Edwards, Jose Bandek, Kayla Debich, and Cathy Bitsche.
Tracy Cook
Tracy Cook
Kasey Baldwin
Kasey Baldwin
Deryl Gulliford
Deryl Gulliford
Lynda Glagola
Lynda Glagola
Sheila Guidry
Sheila Guidry

Annie Welsch was honored by her local sheriff’s office for helping to save a little girl’s life after a car crash, reports this article in the Omaha, NE, World-Herald. “I’m so grateful that she’s OK and that she’s doing so well,” Annie was quoted as saying. “God was definitely watching out for her that day.”

Ryan Sharkey shares some of his professional accomplishments in this article on the Gannon University Alumni & Friends website, including trips he’s made to Haiti to provide medical care to those in need, and China to present lectures on respiratory topics. “Without the introduction to culture and service that Gannon provided, I would have been hesitant to embark on these opportunities and would have missed out on some amazing experiences,” he was quoted as saying.

Tracy Cook and Kasey Baldwin talk about their asthma camp for kids in this video on the CBS-TV website out of Columbia, SC. “Camp Catch Your Breath is actually a student learning project,” Tracy was quoted as saying. “It provides the community information they need to have a better life.”

Deryl Gulliford’s RT program is the focus of this article in the Enid, OK, News. “We have the highest CRT pass rate, that’s the certification pass rate, in the state,” he was quoted as saying. “We’re pretty proud of that.

Cathy Bitsche and Jason Elder’s RT students came out on top in a recent statewide competition for RT students, reports this article in the Hickory, NC, Record. Congrats to Shannon Edwards, Jose Bandek, and Kayla Debich for their first place win in the Gladiators Competition!

Sheldon Webster is pictured inserting an airway during a simulation training exercise in this article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune out of California about a new trauma center that just opened up at his hospital. Staff underwent a year and a half of training to get ready for the new center.

Lynda Glagola talks about her clinic for miners suffering from respiratory conditions like black lung in this article in the Pittsburgh, PA, Post-Gazette. Stay tuned for more about Lynda and the services she provides in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.

Sam Connon was scheduled to be the featured speaker at a free meeting aimed at helping people in his community kick the habit, reports this article on MLive.com. Attendees who agreed to give it a try were to be offered two free support group sessions.

Danny Van Ranken explains what matters most to him as an RT in this article in the Kearney, NE, Hub about his recent receipt of the Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care’s Respiratory Therapist of the Year award. ““I do not ever want to get to the point in my career that I’m so far removed from practice that I can’t go take care of a patient,” the RT manager was quoted as saying. “Patient care is what I love.”

Sheila Guidry is noted for her recent appointment to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee in Louisiana in this article in the Daily Comet out of Lafourche Parish. Sheila was appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards.