In the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

October 25, 2013

Here’s our latest list of newsmakers—

Todd Tyson
Todd Tyson

Georgianna Sergakis
Georgianna Sergakis

Jerry Edens
Jerry Edens

Cheryl Skinner
Cheryl Skinner

Karen Schell
Karen Schell

Brent Ryherd
Brent Ryherd

  • Kerry George talks about his long career in respiratory care and how the profession has changed over the years in this interview in the Des Moines, IA, Register. “When I got started, intensive care units were brand new. Today, close to 60 percent of what we do is care of patients in intensive or critical care settings,” he was quoted as saying.
  • Lynda Ferris, Patty Parshall, and Eileen Luley are proud of their pulmonary rehabilitation program’s recent recertification by the AACVPR, and this article in the Rome, NY, Observer explains why. “The AACVPR is the gold standard by which guidelines are set to promote and provide superior quality pulmonary rehab programs,” Eileen was quoted as saying.
  • R. David Johnson and Rachel Curtis talk about a slow-pitch softball tournament dubbed “Lungs of Steel” being held by their program’s Respiratory Care Club in this article in the Informer Community News out of Tennessee.

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  • Todd Tyson is running in a special election being held in November for Georgia House District 104 and his candidacy is outlined in this article in the Gwinnett, GA, Daily Post. “I am truly honored by the overwhelming support my candidacy has received in such a short period of time,” he was quoted as saying.
  • Darlene Hussell’s RT department is hosting its 3th Annual Respiratory Symposium during RC Week, and the event is covered in this article in the Gallipolis, OH, Daily Tribune. Georgianna Sergakis and Jerry Edens are noted as speakers.
  • Cheryl Skinner’s department has big RC Week plans as well, and they’re covered in this article on the KNDY radio website out of Kansas. She and her colleagues are hosting a Lung Health Awareness Day on Wednesday that’ll feature games, prizes, and drawings, along with information about respiratory conditions and the need to quit smoking.
  • Susan Aufdenkampe explains why she’s not a fan of electronic cigarettes in this article in the News and Sentinel out of Parkersburg, WV. “To my knowledge there has been no study on what is exactly in them and how much nicotine they are delivering,” she was quoted as saying.
  • Karen Schell is working to provide an alternative for patients in a cardiac rehab maintenance program at her hospital who are being displaced by the need to expand the cath lab. She’s already invited several local gyms and health clubs in to talk to the patients about opportunities to move their exercise sessions there. Her efforts are covered in this article in the Emporia, KS, Gazette.
  • Brent Ryherd explains how RSV impacts kids and adults in this article in the Mattoon, IL, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier. “Children with RSV symptoms should avoid being around older people, especially those who have a chronic illness like COPD,” he was quoted as saying.
 
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