In the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

December 10, 2010

Look who’s been making news lately—

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Terry Volsko

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John Walsh

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Scott Ferguson

  • Brian Daniel talks about his college’s Great American Smokeout event in this article in the Skyline View out of San Bruno, CA. “What we're trying to do is discourage those who are into cigarette smoking, and to give them an evaluation--a physical assessment of their health,” Brian was quoted as saying. “This will hopefully discourage a lot of people from cigarette smoking.”

  • Terry Volsko and her students, Krissy Cruz, Samantha Gigax, Tiffani Romeo, and Katie Ball, are featured in this article in the Youngstown State University Jambar about their bachelor degree program’s receipt of a special CoARC certification that will allow students to sit for the CRT exam prior to graduation.

  • Anthony Esposito’s wife Ellie takes center stage in this article in the Patch out of Caldwells, NJ, about her online cooking show. Anthony serves as videographer for the program.

  • KARE-TV out of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, highlights COPD and the Drive4COPD campaign in this article on the NBC affiliate’s website. Carrie Bourassa, Curt Merriman, LaMoine Olson, and Robbie Crannick were all on hand during the broadcast to staff a phone bank aimed at answering questions about the condition.
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  • Valarie Walker receives kudos for winning one of ten Hospital Hero awards given by the Alabama Hospital Association in this article in the Selma, AL, Times-Journal. Her hospital CEO, Barry Keel, was quoted as saying, “For over 19 years now at Vaughan, Valarie has discreetly been a prime example of simply how to take great care of people. It is my honor to recognize Valarie Walker as our 2010 Hospital Hero.”

  • Melanie Adamczyk is pictured in this article in the Wilkes-Barre, PA, Times Leader about her pulmonary rehab program’s observance of World COPD Day.

  • John Walsh talks about the COPD Foundation’s new mobile motion simulator, the COPD Shuttle: Journey to the Center of the Lung, and its appearance at the AARC International Respiratory Congress in this press release posted on Bezinga.com. “The COPD Shuttle, which can seat up to 2,000 riders per day, makes viewers feel as if they are inside the body, offering a rare glimpse into the lungs,” John was quoted as saying.

  • Scott Ferguson takes the lung health message to high school kids in this article in the Kodiak, AK, Daily Mirror. Scott and his colleagues spoke to the kids about sleep, asthma, and other respiratory issues during a recent presentation, and they also promoted the profession of respiratory care.

  • Stephen R. Pitts is noted as the new CEO of Morehouse General Hospital in this article in the Bastrop, LA, Enterprise. Stephen began his career in health care more than 39 years ago as a respiratory therapist in Miami, FL.