Articles by: Steve Bowden

Growing Careers: The RT Mentor/Mentee Relationship

October 4, 2017

Growing Careers: The RT Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Respiratory care is a challenging profession and newcomers to the field can use all the help they can get. That’s where an RT mentor comes in, and when these seasoned professionals step up to guide less experienced RTs through the process of building their careers, good things happen for both. She understood me Ellen Becker... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Rally to Congress

September 1, 2017

Rally to Congress

Join us Oct. 4–7 in Indianapolis, IN for the Rally to Congress charity motorcycle rally New this year for AARC Congress 2017 (Oct. 4–7) is Rally to Congress, a charity motorcycle rally sponsored by Draeger, Inc. Motorcyclists will ride from their hometowns to Indianapolis, IN, the AARC Congress 2017 host site. All funds raised through... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

CMS Stuns Pulmonary Community with Significant Drop in Payment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

November 4, 2016

CMS Stuns Pulmonary Community with Significant Drop in Payment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced final rules that update payments to hospitals under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System beginning Jan. 1, 2017 (CY 2017). These rules include payment for Pulmonary Rehabilitation. In setting payment rates under HOPPS, CMS assigns a Status Indicator to each code to determine how payment... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

AARC Election 2017 Results Announced

September 22, 2016

AARC Election 2017 Results Announced

Voting in AARC Election 2017 ended on Sept. 14, and President Frank Salvatore has announced the results. The results of this year’s officers and directors election are: Vice-President of Internal Affairs Natalie Napolitano, MPH, RRT-NPS, AE-C, CTTS, FAARC Vice-President of External Affairs Sheri Tooley, BSRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C Secretary Treasurer Karen Schell, DHSc, BSRC, RRT-NPS,... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

AARC Board Moves on Key Initiatives

January 22, 2016

AARC Board Moves on Key Initiatives

The AARC Board of Directors met for its fall meeting in November 2015 at AARC Congress in Tampa, Forida, and moved ahead on several initiatives that will directly advance and prepare the profession for impending changes within the health care landscape. Among the actions was approval of the first set of revisions to the AARC Bylaws... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Thank you for your service!

November 10, 2015

Thank you for your service!

Friday Nov. 11, we observe Veterans Day here in the United States. This special holiday was originally authorized to commemorate the end of World War I hostilities, which took place on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. This day was designated as “Armistice Day” by then President, Woodrow Wilson.... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015

November 9, 2015

AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015

National Respiratory Care Week is a great time to recognize the accomplishments of RTs, and AARC members all across the nation did just that the last week in October — Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT Our respiratory students held a Lung Health Day and they also had a bake sale, raising $250 to donate to... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

AARC Mourns Loss of Pamela Bird

October 9, 2015

AARC Mourns Loss of Pamela Bird

Dr. Pamela Bird and Dr. Forrest Bird Dr. Pamela Riddle Bird, widow of the late Dr. Forrest Bird, died in a tragic plane crash Thursday morning a short distance from their home in Idaho. “We are saddened to learn of Dr. Pam Bird’s death,” said Frank Salvatore, AARC president. “Mrs. Bird had grown to be... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

October 7, 2015

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Kiera Barker Tammy Moser Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Nadya Khoja’s RT program receives kudos for receiving CoARC’s Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success award in this article in the Atlanta, GA, Journal Constitution. One hundred percent of her... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

September 15, 2015

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Tonya Winders Rocky Rupar Bob Vega Sue Pilbeam Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Tonya Winders shares some great information about school-related hazards for children with asthma and allergies in an article in Lung Disease News. “For parents... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

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