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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

January 3, 2011

Tony Schmitt

Lisa Trujillo

Jennie Fultz

Kim Dabe

Colleen Reisdorf

Allen Wentworth

  • Stephen Pitts is noted as the new CEO at Morehouse General Hospital in this article in the Bastrop, LA, Enterprise. Stephen began his career as an RT more than 39 years ago.

  • Tony Schmitt writes in support of smoke-free laws in this letter to the editor in the Evansville, IN, Courier Press. “Secondhand smoke is not a partisan issue, but a matter of public health. As such, our Indiana legislators have a special and urgent responsibility to act,” says the chair of the Smoke Free Evansville Coalition.

  • Don Gangwere is profiled for his long career in RT in this article in the Pauls Valley, OK, Daily Democrat. Don recently retired after 39 years as director of respiratory care at Pauls Valley General Hospital.

  • Lisa Trujillo’s mission to send an ambulance to Ghana is the focus of this article in the Ogden, UT, Standard-Examiner. Lisa convinced the local fire department to sell her the vehicle for just $3,000, but she needs donations from the community to ship it to the country.

  • Jennie Fultz is noted for helping to host a picnic fundraiser to send kids to asthma camp in this article in the Chicago, IL, Tribune.

  • Steve Camara comments on his state’s new governor in this article in the Honolulu, HI, Star Advertiser. Steve was on hand for the swearing in ceremony.

  • Kim Dabe weighs in on competitive bidding for home care in this article in the Cincinnati, OH, Enquirer, noting he is selling his oxygen business because the reimbursement levels don’t support services. “We can’t provide the same level of service we’re providing today and as a respiratory therapist I have a problem with that,” he was quoted as saying.

  • Colleen Reisdorf also addresses the competitive bidding issue in this article in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, Star-Tribune about a company that suddenly went out of business and left patients without the services they need. “You really want to help them,” she was quoted as saying about the three patients her company has taken on despite the inadequate reimbursement. “Some of these people, you’d almost have to take them on for free. It’s a sticky situation.”

  • Allen Wentworth talks about the simulation training offered by a center he manages in this article in the Aurora, CO, Sentinel.

  • Carrie Hylton is noted as the AARC’s Long Term Care Specialty Practitioner of the Year in this press release posted on

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