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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

January 27, 2014

See who’s been making news lately—

Rich Branson

Cynthia Carducci

MaryBeth Marracino

Jim Wood

Kathy Cruny

Dian Slavens

Donna Weatherford

Pepitz Blanchard

  • Richard Branson talks about several new research projects he’ll be working on in this article on the University of Cincinnati website. The projects are being made possible by a grant his facility received from the U.S. Air Force and will look at aspects of air medical evacuation and how it affects patients, medical professionals, and medical equipment.
  • This article in the Weirton, WV, Daily Times explains how Cynthia Carducci met up with two of her former students, MaryBeth Marracino and Jim Wood. It all happened at AARC Congress 2013 in Anaheim! Speaking on behalf of herself and Jim, MaryBeth said Cynthia and fellow instructor Kathy Cruny were “an inspiration for us both” during their college days.
  • Dian Slavens will be seeking a state Senate seat in Michigan this fall, reports this article in the Observer & Eccentric out of suburban Detroit. Dian is currently completing her third term as the state representative from the 21st House district.
  • John Morcom talks about his hospital’s new method to reduce the number of Code Blue’s in this article in The Metropolitan Magazine out of Salisbury, MD. The initiative resulted in a 65% reduction.
  • Dennis Maid explains why his hospital decided to initiate 24 hour RT coverage in the ED in this article on out of New York. “We expanded coverage to ensure victims of trauma or those experiencing a worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory crises could be supported by specialists in respiratory and pulmonary care,” he was quoted as saying.
  • Allen Panarese has just been unanimously re-elected to serve as chairman of the Everett School Committee, and the election was covered in this article in the Everett, MA, Independent. “It is my pleasure to serve another term as Chairman of the Everett School Committee and together we will continue to work to give the children of Everett the education they deserve,” Allen was quoted as saying.
  • This article in Electric Co-op Today shares the struggles Donna Weatherford encountered prior to her enrollment in her RT program and how a scholarship from her local co-op made all the difference. Now, with the help of her younger classmates, the 47-year-old from North Carolina says, “I’m rocking it.”
  • Marianne Drevna talks about her own experiences with asthma in this article on Pittsburgh’s — and explains how members of the community can acquire free cold air masks in this one in The Kittanning Paper out of Kittanning, PA, and this one back on
  • Pepitz Blanchard’s name is floated as a possible candidate for a seat in his county legislature in this article in Newsday out of New York.
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