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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

December 10, 2009

Check out our latest list of newsmakers—

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Deborah Pierce

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Dan Conyers

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Walt Wilson

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Janyth Bolden

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Joe Conley

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Robin Miller

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Lawrence Johnson

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Rick Carver

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Sharon Saleeby

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Walt Garant

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David Goswick

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Jody Adkins

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John Murray

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Joseph Sorbello

  • Jim Perrine comments on a free COPD awareness event held at his hospital in this article in the Huntington, WV, Herald Dispatch. "A lot of people who have COPD aren't aware of their problems until they actually have a screening for it," he was quoted as saying.

  • Ed Newton is noted for conducting pulmonary function tests during a health fair in this article in the Bainbridge, GA, Post-Searchlight.

  • Deborah Pierce is cited as one of two keynote speakers for a program on COPD in this article in the Battle Creek, MI, Enquirer.

  • Monica Moore comments on CPAP for the treatment of sleep apnea in this article on the WSBT-TV web site out of Mishawaka, IN. “Some people notice a change right away. They'll call the next day and say they haven't slept that well in a long time,” she was quoted as saying.

  • Dan Conyers is noted for his appointment to the Respiratory Care Council in Kansas in this article on the WIBW web site out of Topeka, KS.

  • Kate Collins is featured for being on hand at a local farmer’s market in this article in the Martha’s Vineyard Times out of Vineyard Haven, MA.

  • Harlan Hanson comments on the benefits of quitting smoking in this article on the KPTH-TV web site in Dakota Dunes, SD. "The minute you quick smoking, the little cilia in your lungs come back to life and start cleaning your lungs back out," he was quoted as saying.

  • Mark Lotz is noted for giving a talk on sleep to a heart disease support group in this article in the Hannibal, MO, Courier-Post.

  • Walt Wilson writes about a partnership between his RT educational program and school nurses in this articlein the Natchez, MS, Democrat.

  • Tammy Kurszewski, Ann Medford, and Jennifer Gresham talk about a “Bowling with Cold Turkeys” event they held to support the Great American Smokeout in this article and video on the KAUZ-TV web site out of Wichita Falls, TX. (Stay tuned to AARC Times for more on this unique event.)

  • Janyth Bolden comments on the Great American Smokeout in this article in the Mount Shasta, CA, News.

  • Joe Conley is recognized for receiving his alma mater’s Respiratory Therapist Outstanding Alumnus award in this article in the Wausau, WI, Daily Herald.

  • Robin Miller tells what it’s like to go back to school while working full time in this article in Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger.

  • Justin Misuraca’s children’s book, Lizzy’s Big Trip, is featured in this article in the Charlotte Conservative News. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book go to support the foundation at the Denver children’s hospital where Justin works as an RT. (We featured Justin and his book in AARC Times back in 2008.)  

  • Thomas R. Harvie is recognized for being named treasurer of the New York State Society for Respiratory Care in this article in the Albany, NY, Times Union.

  • Kathy Calvo is noted for receiving the M. John and Drenda Heydel Respiratory Therapy Scholarship in this article in the Greenwood, SC, Today.

  • John Seifert receives kudos for receiving the Charles W. Serby COPD Research Fellowship at the AARC International Respiratory Congress in this article in the Montana State University Mountains & Minds.

  • Lawrence Johnson is featured in this article and Skype interview on the CBS affiliate out of Springfield, MA. His topic: breathing problems and how to cope with them.

  • Jennifer Grimes’ recent experience as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune is outlined in this article in the Phoenix, AZ, East Valley Tribune.

  • Lynette Boudreaux’s side business, called Momma’s Heart Rosaries, is the topic of this article and video on HoumaToday.com out of Louisiana. She and her daughter paint Catholic rosaries with themes ranging from butterflies to the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers.

  • Donna Schmidt is noted for receiving a Spirit of Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Hospital Association in this article in the Edmond, OK, Sun.
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  • Rick Carver has been in two recent articles for two very different reasons: this one in the Maryville, TN, Blount Today notes the success of his latest Rhythm and Roll event to raise money for cystic fibrosis; this one in the Blount County Daily Times covers his candidacy for county commissioner.

  • Sharon Saleeby is noted for helping her husband, a local emergency room physician, establish a mobile medical service for their community in this article  in the Charleston, SC, Post and Courier.

  • Walt Garant is cited for his role in his hospital’s cardiopulmonary program in this article in the Cape May County Herald out of New Jersey.

  • Frank R. Salvatore Jr. is noted for his election to the AARC Board of Directors in this article in the Hudson Valley Press out of New York.

  • Brian Murphy, Jamie Ryan, Samantha Preihs, and Tammy Redasky share great information about the Sputum Bowl team from their school in this article in the Tucson, AZ, Daily Star.
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  • Another Sputum Bowl team receives coverage in this article in the Enid, OK, News & Eagle. Educators Deryl Gulliford and Jim Grantz couldn’t be prouder of team members Kaci Bliss, Abigail Padilla, Nick Almack, and Dante Clark, all of whom recently graduated from their RT program.
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  • David Goswick talks about his new respiratory therapy educational program in this article on KentNewsNet.com out of Kent State University in Ohio. "The Respiratory Therapy program covers so many aspects that you're pulling from all different types of academia. It is a demanding field, but it's also a very rewarding field because you get to save lives," he was quoted as saying.

  • Jody Adkins explains how a workforce retraining program helped her become an RT after she was laid off from her job at a stamping plant in this article on the West Virginia Metronews Network web site. Jody graduated May 8 and started her new job as an RT on May 21.

  • Lance Lothert talks about the World COPD Day @ the State Capitol event hosted by the Minnesota Society for Respiratory Care in this article in the Redwood Falls, MN, Gazette. The MSRC held the event in response to an AARC request to the state societies to take COPD screening and information to their state capitols and/or state department of health buildings on November 18. You can read more about this effort in an upcoming issue of AARC Times.

  • Cindy Soares writes about the expense involved in using nicotine replacement products to quit smoking in this letter to the editor in the Rome, NY, Sentinel. Cindy suggests a couple of organizations in her community that provide free assistance to people who want to kick the habit.

  • Walt Wilson writes about a partnership between his school program and local school nurses in this article in the Natchez, MS, Democrat.

  • John Murray is noted for presenting an abstract at Sleep 2009 in this article on Seacoastonline.com out of Maine.

  • Joseph Sorbello comments on a new RT educational program in this article in the Watertown, NY, Daily Times.

  • And last but not least, AARC President Tim Myers comments on the Association’s support for legislation that would end DMEPOS competitive bidding in this articlein HomeCare.

 
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