In the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

January 18, 2010

See who’s been making news lately—

Marty Gaither

Mike Myers

Al Neumann

Michael Anderson

Vincent Gamble

  • Dana Atkins is noted for receiving her BS degree in RT in this article in the Reading, PA, Eagle.

  • Laura Sullivan comments on the difficulties of kicking the habit in this article in the Detroit, MI, Free Press. "It's still a battle, but medications can relieve the side effects of withdrawal," she was quoted as saying.

  • Adedayo and Yetunde Fanami are noted for having the first baby of 2010 in their community in this article in The Times out of Ottawa, IL. Boluwatito Christina weighed in at five pounds, eight ounces. Both mom and dad are RTs who are originally from Nigeria.

  • Marty Gaither and his staff receive kudos for the great care they provided to a patient in this article in the Glenwood Springs, CO, Post Independent.

  • Tim Howald is quoted in this article in the Vero Beach, FL, Press-Journal about a scholarship fund set up to honor the late Patricia "Trish" McQueen, a long-time RT in his department.

  • Sharon Varricchio is noted for leading a smoking cessation support group in this article in The Daily Times out of Maryland. At each session, she brings in an ex-smoker to tell his or her story of how it “can be done.”

  • Dave Sheppard is featured for playing holiday tunes at Christmas party for cardiopulmonary rehab patients in this article in the St. Louis, MO, Post-Dispatch.

  • Mike Myers is noted for giving a talk on treatment options for sleep disorders in this article in the Bismarck, ND, Tribune.

  • Jana Waggoner and Shannon Roach comment on a no smoking program for school kids in this article in the Greene County Daily World out of Indiana. "This is the second year for the class to be offered to third graders at the five Greene County schools," Jana was quoted as saying.

  • Al Neumann is noted as the founder of a DME company owned and operated by his family in this article in the Rochester, MN, Post-Bulletin.

  • Pamela Ditto is quoted on a VAP study conducted at her hospital in this article on the MedPage Today web site. Pamela was the record keeper for the study, which found that a coordinated effort involving RTs, physicians, nurses, and other ICU team members resulted in an annual drop in the number of VAPs from 34 to 4.  

  • Dr. Michael Anderson takes advantage of a scheduled appearance to discuss kids and stress to talk about health concerns related to the recent earthquake in Haiti in this video on the WKYC-TV web site out of Cleveland, OH. Dr. Anderson serves on the National Commission on Children and Disasters.

  • Vincent Gamble announces a new location for his DME company in this article in the Sparta Expositor out of Tennessee.