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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

April 12, 2011

Your fellow AARC members continue to make headlines across the country–

Bob Chase
Bob Chase

John Hughes
John Hughes

Bob McCoy
Bob McCoy

Brooke Yeager
Brooke Yeager

Jimmy Matsuura
Jimmy Matsuura

Ralph Webb
Ralph Webb

Todd Clark
Todd Clark

Shawna Strickland
Shawna Strickland

  • Bob Chase is noted for taking CPAP education out into the community in this article in HME News. His “CPAP Road Show” is visiting areas throughout New England about once every two weeks.
  • Anthony Alexander comments on a new PFT lab being set up by his hospital at a local medical plaza in this article on AccessNorthGA.com.
  • John Hughes is noted for serving as a judge for a junior and senior high school science fair in this article on Lancaster.com out of Pennsylvania.
  • Becky Lazaroff is featured for her unique ceramic art creations in this article on BND.com out of Illinois. “You never know with this process how it will turn out,” she was quoted as saying. “It’s fun to let a piece create itself.”
  • Megan Dolezal is noted for her new job at a local health system in this article in the Brainerd, MN, Dispatch about a recent expansion of the respiratory and sleep services department.
  • Bob McCoy talks about what needs to be done to improve home oxygen therapy in this article in HME News.  “A lot of the feedback we get is, ‘The docs don’t know anything about oxygen therapy,’ and they don’t really need to,” he was quoted as saying. “It’s like the saying, ‘If you don’t know diamonds, know your jeweler.’ If you don’t know oxygen therapy, know your RT and trust them.”
  • Brooke Yeager is pictured with a lung transplant patient taking part in her pulmonary rehabilitation program in this article in the Charleston, SC, Post and Courier.
  • Mark Sheedy receives an endorsement for his bid for city council from a local Republican organization in this article in the Montgomery News out of Fort Washington, PA.
  • Nanci Hanna-Hammond is noted for receiving a $500 scholarship in this article in the River Falls, WI, Journal. Nanci will use the funds to complete her RT degree at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.
  • Jimmy Matsuura receives kudos for being named one of his college’s Top Ten Scholars in this article in the Boise State University Update. A working RRT, Jimmy was recognized for his many accomplishments, including conducting an original study on adult mechanical ventilation that was published in Respiratory Care.
  • Bill Croft and Ralph Webb are featured in this article in the Rocky Mount, NC, Telegram about a foreign exchange program at their college. Bill notes the RT department has been exchanging faculty with a school in Albania since 2005.
  • Todd Clark offers good advice on dealing with smoke from a fire burning west of Fort Collins, CO, in this article in the Coloradoan, urging people to stay indoors, drink plenty of water, use the recirculated air setting in the car, and change all indoor filters once the smoke has cleared.
  • Howard Ingham IV is featured for building a specialized oxygen flow device that enabled a terminal patient to live out his last days at home in this article in the Daytona Beach, FL, News-Journal. (Howard will share more of this great story in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.)
  • Shawna Strickland talks about managing spring allergies in this article in the Houston, MO, Herald. “Allergy symptoms are worse on dry, windy days and best on wet, windless days, so it’s important to keep an eye on the weather and plan outdoor activities on less windy days,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Sal Santana emphasizes the great career opportunities available in respiratory care in this article in the Valley Star published by Los Angeles Valley College.
  • Anne Cofield comments on a brand new neuro-sleep center that just opened in her hospital’s previous labor and delivery area in this article in the Macon, GA, Sun News. “It’s appropriate it’s the old (labor and delivery area),” she was quoted as saying. “It feels like we just delivered a baby.
  • And last but not least, Dan Spartz shares this article in a recent Institute for Healthcare Improvement newsletter about his hospital’s five year stretch without any cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia. “RTs are key team members in this accomplishment,” he tells us.
 
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