Articles by: Heather Willden

AARC Mourns the Loss of Bob Kacmarek

April 1, 2021

AARC Mourns the Loss of Bob Kacmarek

The AARC celebrates and remembers the life and work of Robert M. Kacmarek, PhD, RRT, FAARC, after his passing.

 Heather Willden

Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action 2021

March 17, 2021

Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action 2021

Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021 is Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action, and, as lung health experts, respiratory therapists are uniquely positioned to help patients do just that. According to the Take Down Tobacco Day website, the day is an opportunity to empower youth to stand out and speak up against tobacco use at events... Read more »

 Heather Willden

Executive Office Update: We will never forget them

February 9, 2021

Executive Office Update: We will never forget them

To honor the sacrifice of licensed respiratory therapists who died while caring for patients with COVID-19, the AARC has established the COVID-19 RT Fund.

 Heather Willden

Nominations Now Open for Patient Advocacy Award

February 2, 2021

Nominations Now Open for Patient Advocacy Award

The National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award is the only nationally-recognized advocacy program dedicated to honoring outstanding registered respiratory therapists. The award identifies and honors registered respiratory therapists from across the country who demonstrate excellence in compassionate care for patients and families. Learn more about the award The award commemorates a vital member of the health... Read more »

 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

26 Organizations Achieve Excellence in Respiratory Care

January 7, 2021

26 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

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