In the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

May 3, 2010

We have lots of newsmakers to share in this edition—

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Jackie Richards

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Lester Cash

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Dale Peck

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Gina Spinuzzi

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Danielle Stout

  • Jackie Richards is noted for providing asthma information to kids during a Free Family Fun Night in this article in the Evansville, IN, Courier & Press.

  • Chris Tino explains how screening spirometry works in this article in the Wilkes Barre, PA, Times-Leader. “It tells you if they are having problems getting the air out or how fast the air comes out,” he was quoted as saying. “It doesn’t necessarily diagnose the fact you may have asthma. It just tells us you have a problem some place.” Chris provided the screening during a World Asthma Family Day event.

  • Lester Cash is noted as the new director of respiratory care and outpatient services at his hospital in this article in the Oklahoman out of Oklahoma.

  • This touching story in the Indiana Gazette talks about Dale Peck’s 11-year-old son, who is currently on the waiting list for a heart transplant. Jarrett Peck suffers from a rare heart condition called double outlet right ventricle that is causing both heart and lung problems.

  • Gina Spinuzzi is noted for being named to the National Asthma Educator Certification Board in this article in the Pueblo, CO, Chieftain.

  • Kevin Koch, who both treats people with sleep apnea and has the condition himself, explains how CPAP can help in this article in the Sioux City, IA, Journal. “When CPAP machines first came on the market, they were larger than a[n] air conditioner and sounded like a freight train,” he was quoted as saying. “Now, they’re compact and nearly silent.”

  • Lenora Parr is profiled for overcoming personal struggles to become a new RT in this article in the Las Crosse, WI, Tribune. Along the way she has also given back to her community through a variety of volunteer efforts. “It’s been interesting watching her over the last year and a half as she has grown in her confidence and ability to present ideas—to speak out on issues,” noted her instructor, Susan Evans.
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    Susan Evans and Lenora Parr

  • Delshawn Rollins weighs in on competing hair salons in this article in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Danielle Stout’s husband explains why he is running for city council in this article in the Rochester, MN, Post-Bulletin.

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

  • Christ Hospital in this article in the Jersey City, NJ, Independent. “We are honored that the AARC recognizes us as a Quality Respiratory Care institution,” respiratory therapy manager Michael Mickens was quoted as saying.

  • Griffin Home Health Care, Inc. in this article in dBusinessNews out of Charlotte, NC.

  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center in their local paper.