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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

October 4, 2011

We have another great list of newsmakers to share–

Steve Sittig

Walt Wilson

Cheryl Horn

Diane Rhodes

Danielle Sterling

PJ Gillen

Michael Mark

  • Steve Sittig explains the intricacies involved in transferring a ventilator patient to a new facility in this article on the CBS News website about a patient who died after being moved from a charity hospital to a nursing home. The Associated Press story appeared in a number of other publications around the country as well, including Forbes and Business Week. Steve, who is chair of the AARC’s Transport Section, landed the interview after the AP called the AARC asking for an expert who could speak to the issue.
  • Paul Stephan talks about an open house hosted by his senior students to get other students interested in a career in respiratory care in this article on the Santa Fe College website. “It’s very hands-on and will literally give visitors a feel for what this profession is about,” he was quoted as saying.
  • Walt Wilson and Matthew Goss are featured in this article in the Natchez, MS, Democrat about an annual cystic fibrosis walk sponsored by their RT program. This year the event raised $5,000 for the CF Foundation.
  • Cheryl Horn explains why smoking inside or even outside of the home is so bad for kids in this article on the WTOL-TV website out of Toledo, OH.  “There is such a thing as third hand smoke, which means when you come back in, the tar and everything that’s sticking to your clothes rubs off onto your furniture,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Micki Berg is noted for staffing a recent health fair in this article in the Rapid City, SD, Journal.
  • Diane Rhodes talks about the environmental intervention/asthma awareness program she runs for the North East Independent School District in San Antonio, TX, in this article in Allergy & Asthma Today. “It’s all about student performance, attendance, and quality of life,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Danielle Sterling explains how her brother-in-law Aaron, who passed away from cystic fibrosis in August, inspired her to become an RT in this article in the Portland, ME, Daily Sun. “When I met Tyler, my husband, seeing Aaron in the hospital going through everything he was going through, I changed my career,” she was quoted as saying. Portland recently honored Aaron’s memory by dedicating its second annual 65 Roses 5K Race in his memory.
  • Justin Srygler shares great information on asthma in this article in the Bowling Green, KY, Daily News about a new asthma education class kicking off in his community. “There are 250,000 deaths from asthma globally,” he was quoted as saying. “People need to really understand the dangers.”
  • Tara Foutz and P.J. Gillen comment on a program aimed at getting middle school kids interested in their future careers in this article in the Farmington, NM, Daily Times. “It’s fun to introduce kids to our profession, because all they usually see on TV is doctors and nurses,” P.J. was quoted as saying. “They don’t know about other employment possibilities in the medical field.”
  • Michael Mark explains why people need to be better educated about asthma in this article in the Chicago, IL, Sun Times about the tragic death of a seven-year-old from the condition. “There should not be a school in the country that does not have training for its teachers on these issues,” he was quoted as saying.
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