Donna and Diana Stahl
- Pam Rangen answers a reader’s question about her son’s severe asthma in this article in the Bismarck, ND, Tribune. “People with severe persistent asthma often develop a thickening of the smooth muscle lining the airways. Not only do they have too much muscle, it’s also twitchy,” she writes.
- George Gaebler is noted for his election to AARC president-elect in this article in the Syracuse, NY, Post-Standard.
- Michael Monasky writes about legislation to control health care costs in this article in the Sacramento, CA, Metro News & Review. “One-third of the California budget goes to health care costs, so something must be done to improve outcomes in public health,” he notes. (Michael will be sharing a story about an asthma camp he worked at last summer in an upcoming issue of AARC Times as well.)
- Donna and Diana Stahl receive kudos for their entry in this year’s Pillsbury Bake-Off in this article in the Cincinnati, OH, Community Press. The identical twin RTs will travel to Orlando in March to take part in the final competition, and we’ll let you know how they did in AARC Times later this year.
- Kwame Ahelegbe is noted for arranging an equipment donation for a hospital in Ghana in this article on the vibeghana.com website. We’ll have more on Kwame’s work in his native Ghana in an upcoming edition of AARC Times too.
- Richard Branson receives kudos for being named the AARC’s 2011 Jimmy A. Young Medalist in this article on Cincinnat!.com.
- Mark Lotz is noted for teaching a series of classes on “Respiratory Care in the Home” in this article in the Quincy, IL, Herald-Whig. The classes are being sponsored by his RT department and are designed for members of the community. They will be held on the last Wednesday of every month.
- Lori True’s son Brady is featured for winning the Kansas Voice of Democracy award sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in this article in the Salina, KS, Journal. Brady is a high school senior who is currently working part time as a nurse’s aide at his mom’s hospital to prepare for a career in health care.
- Christy Kane talks about her campus’s newly renovated health science building in this article in the Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal. “This facility is on full par with advanced training baccalaureate programs nationally, and our students and the patients they care for in the future will benefit,”
- Deryl Gulliford is noted for his election to the Oklahoma Society for Respiratory Care board of directors in this article in the Enid, OK, News and Eagle. “I will try hard to honorably represent the interests of northwest Oklahoma and smaller communities through the state while I serve,” he was quoted as saying.
And last but not least, two facilities receive coverage for qualifying for the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognitionâ€”
- Airway Oxygen Inc. in this article in the Petoskey, MI, News.
Open enrollment/recertification for the QRCR program continues through the end of March.