In the News

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

November 8, 2010

Your fellow AARC members continue to make headlines around the country—

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Lori-Ann Ligon

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Veronica Silvas

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Gary Lynch

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Lionel Machado

  • Members of the AARC Drive4COPD team joined Danica Patrick in this morning show appearance on the ABC-TV affiliate in Dallas, TX. Danica was there to promote a Great American Screen-Off event taking place in nearby Fort Worth.

  • Lori-Ann Ligon is noted as one of the 2010 recipients of the Instrumentation Laboratory Achievement Award given by the New Jersey Society for Respiratory Care in this article in the Reporter out of Hudson County, NJ. The article specifically mentions Lori-Ann’s role in helping her facility earn the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition.

  • Veronica Silvas weighs in on a local election in this article in the Los Angeles Times.

  • Karen Johnson does the same in this article in the Palm Beach, FL, Post about the Senate race in her state.

  • Tom Kallstrom is noted for the interview he did recently with National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute acting director Dr. Susan Shurin in this newsletter published by the NHLBI. The interview appeared in the August issue of AARC Times.

  • Gary Lynch is featured for taking a 1,000 mile motorcycle ride through Washington State in this article in his hospital newsletter. Gary was joined on the ride by a physician and nurse who work with him at the facility in Moses Lake.

  • Susan DiFabio is noted as the contract person for a pulmonary fibrosis support group in this article in the Westchester, NY, News.

  • Ann Ludwig explains how RTs at her hospital are using harmonicas to help young patients learn better breathing techniques in this article and video on the NBC-TV affiliate website out of Baltimore, MD. “We thought maybe this would be something fun for them to do,” she was quoted as saying.

  • Carol Canter is noted for her new job as director clinical services for a medical group in this article in the Little Falls, NY, Times.

  • Martha Huddelson talks about the importance of screening for COPD in this article in the Greenwood, SC, Today. RTs in her hospital are working to screen all of their fellow employees. So far, they’ve reached about 500, including their CEO.
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    Martha Huddleson and her colleagues are screening fellow employees for COPD.

  • Lionel Machado is noted for his membership in a Leadership Class being sponsored by the chamber of commerce in his town to foster new leaders for the community in this article in the Tulare, CA, Advance-Register.

  • Joelle Bankston comments on the determination of one of her young CF patients who sadly succumbed to the disease in this article in the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily.

  • Denise McGinly reports on a successful educational conference for RTs and nurses hosted by a local community college in this article in the Shore News Today out of New Jersey.

And here are some great news stories about this year’s National Respiratory Care Week as well—

  • Scott Ferguson talks about the open house sponsored by his department in this article in the Daily Mirror out of Kodiak, AK.

  • Our national week spurred the author of this column in the Mountain Home, AR, Baxter Bulletin to write about ways women can protect their lung health. 

  • Respiratory professionals at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center advertised the arrival of the COPD Foundation’s new COPD Shuttle at their facility in this article in the Baltimore, MD, Sun.  

  • RC Week and Lung Health Day were both in the spotlight in this newsletter on the WPS Health Insurance website. The Medicare contractor for Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin picked the article up from a Medicare Learning Network Update emailed out on Oct. 25.

  • St. Elizabeth Community Hospital was recognized for honoring its RTs in this article in the Tehama County, CA, Daily News.

  • And Roger Berg and his crew were profiled in this article in the Ridgecrest, CA, Daily Independent.