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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

October 14, 2009

Lots of newsmakers in this edition—

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Jerry Alewine

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Bob Swatzell

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Kerry Rodman

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Rusty Sugg

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Ann Flint

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Ester Szmutni

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Michaela Ihasz

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John McCracken

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Becky Young

  • Jerry Alewine is noted for winning a seat on the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care board in this article in the Edgefield, SC, Daily. “I’ll be focusing on issues related to students and colleges during my tenure,” he was quoted as saying.

  • Bob Swatzell comments on a golf tournament aimed at raising funds for student scholarships in this article in the Clarksdale, MS, Press Register. Bob was serving as tournament coordinator for the event.

  • Mark Ayers is pictured receiving a check from his hospital’s auxiliary that was used to purchase suction regulators and oxygen flow meters for the RT department in this article in the Malvern, AR, Daily Record.

  • David Goswick gives high marks to the new health science building on his campus in this article in the Daily Kent Stater out of Kent, OH. "This building provides such a realistic setting," he was quoted as saying. "It's what students will actually see in hospitals and allows them to be more comfortable and familiar in those situations.”

  • Kerry Rodman is noted for receiving her hospital’s SHARE award for September in this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times. Kerry received the honor for her dedication to the well-being of her patients.

  • Rachel Allen tells high school students about respiratory care in this article in the Hattiesburg, MS, American. “You go into an emergency room, and you see nasty stuff, but you're not thinking about that," she was quoted as saying. "You're thinking about saving somebody's life."

  • Rusty Sugg is noted for being named Educator of the Year by the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care in this article in the Greenville, NC, Daily Reflector. "I was very honored and privileged to be recognized with this prestigious award," he was quoted as saying.

  • Ann Flint explains why respiratory care is a great profession for career-changers in this article in the Jackson, MI, Citizen-Patriot. Her RT program began enrolling students in 2007, and will graduate its second class this December.

  • Mary Lynn Jackson comments on her hospital’s decision to go smoke-free in this article in the Times Daily out of Florence, AL.

  • Ester Szmutni is noted for opening a lung care clinic aimed at helping people live well with COPD in this article in the Sahuarita, AZ, Sun.

  • Jillian Finley comments on a recent Vikings-Packers game in this article in the Bismarck, ND, Tribune.

  • Michaela Ihasz is featured for returning to school to become an RT in this article in the Springfield, MO, Business Journal.

  • John McCracken’s Commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal is the topic of this press release. The paper takes a look at the role noninvasive ventilation can play during an infectious outbreak like pandemic flu.

  • And last but not least, Becky Young and AARC President Tim Myers are quoted in this article in the Citrus Daily out of Citrus County, FL, about National Respiratory Care Week, coming up Oct. 25-31. As the article shows, RC Week is the perfect time to reach out to local media and let them know about the valuable role RTs play in the nation’s health care system. You can find lots of tips on getting media coverage for RC Week (and other RT-related activities) here.

 
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