In the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

May 3, 2010

Check out our latest list of newsmakers—

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Chris Kallus

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Shawna Strickland

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Dave Orloff

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Hatem Saqr

  • Chris Kallus and Ceci Oldmixon comment on one of their recent RT program graduates in this article in the Victoria, TX, Advocate. Amber New completed the three year program while raising four children and struggling to make ends meet.

  • Lisa Newcomer is noted as the new president of the Missouri Society, and Rose Shafer as the outgoing president, in this article in the Southeast Missourian.
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    Rose Shafer, right, passes the gavel to Lisa Newcomer.

  • Billie Kuehn explains why she chose to major in respiratory therapy in this article on a CBS affiliate website in Missouri about the job market for new graduates. “I’m working two jobs in my field and going to school,” she was quoted as saying. “It’s stressful, but it’s been worth it.”

  • Shawna Strickland shares great information about asthma in this article in the Kansas City infoZine. “Asthma is not curable, but we can manage it,” she was quoted as saying.

  • Rodney Tindel is noted for having ten years of service at his hospital in this article in the Foster Folly News out of Florida.

  • Amy Graham comments on her new home health business in this article in the Lafayette, IN, Journal and Courier. “I think there’s a huge market, a huge need, for this kind of service,” she was quoted as saying. “We’re so excited for our future.”

  • Darren Flott’s bid for a seat in the state house in Alabama is noted in this article in the Mobile, AL, Lagniappe.

  • Monika M. Ginalski and her husband talk about what it took to become the first in their families to graduate from college in this article in the Reading, PA, Eagle. Part of the challenge: Monika’s husband Krzysztof was paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident.

  • Dave Orloff is noted for leading a sleep workshop held in conjunction with a soccer match in this article on OurSportsCentral.com. “Getting a good night’s sleep should be part of everyone’s game day preparation,” he was quoted as saying.

  • Darrin French talks about graduating with his BA in RT after 12 years in college in this article in the Wichita Falls, TX, Times Record News. What took so long? His full time job as an RT director, a wife who was also going to school (she received her degree this spring too), and two kids to raise explain the delay.

  • Hatem Saqr, who came to the U.S. from Palestine in 1961, receives kudos for becoming the oldest person (at age 70) to earn a PhD from the University of Texas School of Public Health in this article in the Houston, TX, Chronicle. (We’ll have more on Hatem and his long career in RT in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.)

And we have two more hospitals that garnered great press for receiving the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

    • LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina in this press release on PRNewswire.com.

    • Pasco Regional Medical Center in this article in the St. Petersburg, FL, Times.