Good Press: AARC Members in the News August features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed.
Stephany Melton is recognized for her life-saving efforts in this article in the Atlanta, GA, Journal Constitution. She was having dinner with a nurse colleague in March when a woman at another table called out that her baby had stopped breathing. The two jumped into action, saving the child’s life. They were reunited with the baby and his family earlier this month.
Aaron Light’s RT program receives kudos for receiving CoARC’s Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award in this article in the Springfield, MO, News-Leader. According to the article, the program is the only associate’s degree program in the country to have received the honor six times.
David Johnson’s RT program recently received the Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award as well, and he credits his faculty for the honor in this article in the Shelbyville, TN, Times-Gazette. “Our faculty and staff in the respiratory program have been dedicated to student success,” he was quoted as saying.
Jeffrey Davis explained the respiratory system to school kids who came through his hospital as part of a recent health fair, reports this article on the UCLA website. The goal of the program was to introduce ninth graders to health care careers outside of medicine and nursing.
Joel Wilmoth’s new job as business development specialist at a company providing support in the post-acute care setting is noted in this article on the Press Release Rocket website.
Melissa Bybee talks about a new infant simulator helping clinicians learn in her hospital in this article and video on the CBS-TV website out of Indiana. “This baby can pretty much do anything and everything. It can cry, you can make it breathe, make it not breathe, turn blue. Makes you not have to question things — you can see what it’s doing like a real baby,” she was quoted as saying.
Amy Churchill is running for reelection to her local school board and her candidacy is covered in this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times.
Nita Hudsick comments on the respiratory problems being caused by dust storms in her area in this article in the Yuma, AZ, Sun. “It started last night, the emergency room picked up with more people with respiratory problems are coming in,” she was quoted as saying.