News Now @ AARC

January 5, 2012

Coming Soon: 65th Anniversary Contest!
Believe it or not, the AARC will turn 65 on April 15, and we have a new contest in the works that will give everyone the chance not only to take part in the celebration but to win some terrific prizes as well! We’ll announce the details in next week’s News Now, so be sure to check your emailboxes next Thursday to find out how you and your colleagues can enter!

The Biggest Loser® Contestant Shares Sleep Apnea Story
Biggest Loser contestant Ashley Johnston will be outlining her experiences on the show, including the treatment for sleep apnea she received from RTs, in the February issue of AARC Times. But we’ve gone ahead and posted the article on YourLungHealth.Org now so you can share the link with your patients who may be struggling with some of the same issues Ashley has been facing since she was a little girl.

Dr. Helmholz Enjoys 100th Birthday Festivities
Thanks to everyone who sent 100th birthday wishes to Dr. Fred Helmholz last week via our Facebook page. This week we have some great photos to share from the series of birthday parties he had to celebrate!

Last Chance for Congress RPFs!
The final deadline for submitting speaker and topic proposals for AARC Congress 2012 is coming up next Wed., Jan. 11. Don’t miss this chance to let the Program Committee know what you want to hear in New Orleans!

QRCR Enrollment/Recertification Underway Now
It’s that time of year again–Quality Respiratory Care Recognition enrollment and recertification is going on now through March 31. Click on the link to learn more about this great program to recognize the quality services you provide to your community. (And check out our latest Good Press too, to see how facilities get great press for this designation in their local media as well.)

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
In addition to the aforementioned QRCR articles, our first Good Press of the New Year features articles on members who’ve done everything from organize Santa visits for an NICU to deliver a keynote address at a college graduation.

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