Latest News

AARC News

24 Mar

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Mike Shoemaker John Herbert Veena Erinjeri Joe Buhain Tony Garberg Karen Schell’s aid mission to Ghana is covered in this article on the KU Medical Center website. Karen got involved in the country after networking with Lisa Trujillo, who has been leading trips into Ghana for the past ten years. Along the way, these RTs… Read more »

Read More
23 Mar

Participate in COPD Readmissions Live Video Stream

AARC Executive Director and CEO Tom Kallstrom will be among the presenters on March 26 and 27, when the COPD Foundation is gathering a multidisciplinary group of experts in Washington, DC and across the country via live video stream to discuss challenges, share best practices, and create solutions to alleviate the burden of COPD hospital… Read more »

Read More
19 Mar

Texas Legislature to Consider Licensure Issues

Bills have been introduced in the Texas House (HB 2510) and Senate (SB 202) to move Texas RCPs under the Texas Medical Board. The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on Monday, March 23 to consider SB 202. The Texas Society for Respiratory Care is asking all Texas RCPs to… Read more »

Read More
18 Mar

AARC Congress 2015 Registration Is Now Open!

Save the date for November 7–10, 2015 and register for AARC Congress 2015, the 61st International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Join the largest respiratory convention in the world, where leading respiratory therapists, physicians, managers, educators, and students meet to stay on top of the latest developments in the respiratory field. If you have never attended the AARC… Read more »

Read More
16 Mar

Senior Members Make Our Day!

We recently received the following letter from a long-time member of the AARC. I had not worked since 2010 and suddenly this year, I will turn 80 in April. It’s time to really retire this time. A thank you letter for all you have done seems to be in order … Thank you for all… Read more »

Read More
10 Mar

Writing to Congress Makes a Difference

Think your letters to Congress don’t work? They do! As Virtual Lobby Week gets underway as a prelude to Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) visits to Congress on March 18, we know they are making a difference. Cheryl West, director of government affairs, explains that in today’s political environment, it is difficult to obtain a… Read more »

Read More
05 Mar

PR Programs Shine March 8-14

With hospitals now facing stiff penalties for excessive readmissions for COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation has been given a new lease on life, and next week is the perfect time to show off your program. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week kicks off on Sunday and runs through the 14th, so contact your local media and invite them to come… Read more »

Read More
03 Mar

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Jonathan Brady Scott Anne Geistkemper Dawn Lesley Fielding Shanen Lazenby Emily Nottingham Deryl Gulliford JoJo Miller and Josh Harasty share some great information about the profession in this video on the New York Times website. “We are the Batman of their health care system,” Josh was quoted as saying. Duane Quinion is congratulated on receiving… Read more »

Read More
03 Mar

COPD9USA Conference Set for June

Next June experts in COPD from across the nation will gather outside of Chicago, IL, for the COPD9USA Conference sponsored by the COPD Foundation and The University of Nebraska Medical Center. The two day event – June 5-6 – will feature clinical tracks, care delivery tracks, research tracks, patient tracks, and plenary sessions aimed at… Read more »

Read More
02 Mar

PACT Day Efforts Promote Telehealth Bill

Respiratory therapists will be going to Washington DC on March 18 to lobby for the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act. All AARC members will be playing a role in their success, as we launch Virtual Lobby Week on March 9, where your letters and contacts with your members of Congress will help pave the way. Members… Read more »

Read More