Articles by: Heather Willden

Beyond Job Prospects: The Value of Networking and Collaboration

January 13, 2021

Beyond Job Prospects: The Value of Networking and Collaboration

We speak with AARC Member, Andy Miller, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC, to discuss the importance of networking and collaboration.

 Heather Willden

Welcome From Your AARC Interim Executive Director

January 11, 2021

Welcome From Your AARC Interim Executive Director

Paul Divis, the new interim executive director of the AARC, shares a welcome message and introduction in an open letter to the membership.

 Heather Willden

24 Organizations Achieve Excellence in Respiratory Care

January 7, 2021

24 Organizations Achieve Excellence in Respiratory Care

The AARC recognizes 24 organizations as the 2020-2021 Apex Recognition Award recipients. View the list of organizations.

 Heather Willden

The AARC Looks Forward with New Leadership for 2021

December 30, 2020

The AARC Looks Forward with New Leadership for 2021

The AARC Board of Directors has named new leadership for 2021. Paul Divis has been selected as the AARC Interim Executive Director.

 Heather Willden

Joint Statement: AARC & AHA Urge Protective Measures

December 7, 2020

Joint Statement: AARC & AHA Urge Protective Measures

The American Association for Respiratory Care and the American Heart Association urge protective measures as COVID infection rates and deaths continue to rise.

 Heather Willden

Congress LIVE! Keynote Sets Focus on Path Forward From COVID-19

October 26, 2020

Congress LIVE! Keynote Sets Focus on Path Forward From COVID-19

2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented stressors on an already stretched workforce, amplifying and bringing to light pre-existing issues in the health care landscape. While our teams heroically met the challenges they were faced, they also struggled behind the scenes. Nisha Mehta, MD, will address these concerns along with solutions as she kicks off... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Disaster Relief Fund Activated

September 9, 2020

AARC Disaster Relief Fund Activated

The AARC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund for AARC members in the following areas: California, due to the recent destruction caused by wildfires, Iowa, due to the recent severe weather and flooding on August 10, 2020, and Louisiana, due to the recent destruction caused by Hurricane Laura beginning on August 22, 2020. Members living... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Mourns Loss of American Icon, Hero, and Friend to Respiratory Care

July 21, 2020

AARC Mourns Loss of American Icon, Hero, and Friend to Respiratory Care

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) died Friday, July 17 at the age of 80. Turning from activist to lawmaker, Lewis spent his life working to make our lives better. His dedication to advocating for the rights of minorities started young. He took part as an architect of and a keynote speaker at the historic March... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Executive Office Update: We will never forget them

July 8, 2020

Executive Office Update: We will never forget them

It has been a long and arduous journey that is far from over in our nation since the outbreak of COVID-19. As an RT, you played a huge role in caring for and managing afflicted patients in our nation’s hospitals and outpatient locations. We understand we’ve lost colleagues this year to COVID-19, as a direct... Read more »

 Heather Willden

AARC Congress 2020 Canceled, Virtual Event To Come

July 6, 2020

AARC Congress 2020 Canceled, Virtual Event To Come

AARC Congress 2020 International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and its effect on RTs everywhere, the American Association for Respiratory Care has decided to cancel the AARC Congress 2020 live event. As the U.S. continues to work toward reopening, we understand there are still uncertainties that prevent... Read more »

 Heather Willden