Good Press: AARC Members in the News

 Published: March 24, 2015

By: Steve Bowden

photoMike Shoemaker
photoJohn Herbert
photoVeena Erinjeri
photoJoe Buhain
photoTony Garberg

Karen Schell’s aid mission to Ghana is covered in this article on the KU Medical Center website. Karen got involved in the country after networking with Lisa Trujillo, who has been leading trips into Ghana for the past ten years. Along the way, these RTs have fostered the development of a bachelor’s degree program in respiratory care at the University of Ghana as well, and the first class will kick off next fall.
photoKaren Schell and Lisa Trujillo.

Mike Shoemaker explains what it means to help kids with asthma through his hospital’s Asthmania program in this article on the South Carolina Hospital Association website. “It is most fulfilling when folks have the realization that it doesn’t have to be this way…asthma really can be controlled and their children can lead healthy and active lives,” he was quoted as saying. Asthmania is an AARC ASME certified program.

John Herbert takes care of a pretty special CF patient in his hospital—58-year-old hospital president John Sackett. According to this article in Bethesda Magazine out of Bethesda, MD, Sackett is credited with significant improvements since he came to the facility. According to his RT, he’s done wonders for employee morale as well. “When you walk through those doors, since John has been here, it’s just a different feeling,” John Herbert was quoted as saying.

Veena Erinjeri has just been appointed to the Michigan Board of Respiratory Care by Gov. Rick Snyder, and the appointment was highlighted in this article on the MLIVE website. “It is a privilege to represent respiratory therapists, and be a part of making sure standards of exceptional care are upheld in our great state of Michigan,” she was quoted as saying.

Stephen Krozely fills his community in on a propane leak that caused the evacuation of all 13 patients being treated at his pediatric care center in this article in the Morning Call out of Pennsylvania. “It was basically a precautionary measure,” he was quoted as saying. “They were checked out at the ER but were released after a couple hours.”

Joe Buhain answers ten questions about the profession of respiratory care in this article in the Minnesota Health Care News (see page 10). “We treat everyone from infants with undeveloped lungs to aging adults,” he was quoted as saying.

Tony Garberg is credited with getting cardiopulmonary rehabilitation up and running again in his hospital in this article in the Hermiston, OR, Herald. He calls it one of the best jobs in the hospital. “I work upstairs, too, and I get to see a lot of the short-term recovery, but this has been a blast,” he was quoted as saying. “You see the ones that continue on to phase two, and you see the difference it makes in their life.”

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Steve Bowden

Steve Bowden is AARC’s Internet Coordinator. He has been designing and developing websites for the association since 1996.

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