Good Press: AARC Members in the News | June 2017

 Updated: May 17, 2017

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Lisa Fuchs
Lisa Fuchs
Nicholas Prush
Nicholas Prush
Joe Lewarski
Joe Lewarski
Nicole Jackson
Nicole Jackson
Theresa Cannizzaro
Theresa Cannizzaro
Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams

Lisa Fuchs’ recent trip up Capitol Hill with the AARC PACT to advocate for the inclusion of respiratory therapists in telehealth legislation was covered in this press release on Benzinga.com. “We think the timing is right to improve patients’ access to expanded telehealth services and in particular to the unique skills of respiratory therapists who are trained experts in the care of patients’ chronic respiratory diseases,” she was quoted as saying. 

Nicholas Prush was surprised with his college’s Outstanding Faculty Award at a recent ceremony, reports this article in the Monroe County Community College Agora out of Monroe, MI.  He credits his students for making it happen. “My success is their success,” he was quoted as saying.

Joe Lewarski was noted as a speaker at the AARC’s 70th Anniversary Conference at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History, reports this article in HomeCare Magazine. The conference took place on April 22.

Nicole Jackson has received the Patriot Award from her hospital, says this article in the Dover, DE, Post. The award is given to recognize a hospital employee who has gone above and beyond to support military staff members and staff members whose spouses are serving in the armed services. She was nominated for the award by a fellow RT whose husband was deployed with the U.S. Air Force.

Mary Curtis shares some great information about her hospital’s new cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services in this article in the Clearwater, ID, Tribune. “Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help people with heart disease or recent heart surgeries to achieve optimal physical function,” she was quoted as saying.

Patrick Baker’s receipt of the Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lung Award is highlighted in this article in the Leader-Telegram out of Wisconsin. Patrick was nominated by two coworkers for the outstanding care he provided during a patient’s hospital stay.

Virginia Landers talks about her pulmonary rehabilitation program in this article on the Kendall County Now website out of Illinois. “Our rehabilitation program is tailored specifically for each patient, depending on their condition,” she was quoted as saying.

Theresa Cannizzaro is quoted in this article on Romper.com about what it’s like to have an asthma attack, noting her patients have told her it is “literally like there is an elephant sitting on your chest” and “like there is a pillow being held over my face.”

Hannah Williams talks about the long journey she took to realize her life-long dream of becoming a respiratory therapist in this article on the Polk State College website. Only a few years ago, she was lying in hospice getting ready to die from spinocerebellar ataxia.