Good Press: AARC Members in the News July

 Published: July 26, 2016

By: AARC Staff


Good Press: AARC Members in the News July features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed.

Sarah Parker
Ann Flint
De De Gardner
De De Gardner
Diane Rhodes
Diane Rhodes
Jaime Magnetico
Jaime Magnetico

Amy Churchill is seeking reelection to her local school board, reports this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times. If elected, it will be her second term on the board.

Sarah Parker and Ann Flint talk about the great career opportunities facing graduates of their RT program in this article on out of Michigan, and Ann and student James Starkey share even more in this this article and video on the FOX-TV website. Recent grad Travis Forbes weighs in in article No. 1. “You can make a tremendous difference in somebody’s life in a very, very short time working in respiratory,” he was quoted as saying.

Nancy Hemmert and Susan Pilbeam comment on the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award received by St. Johns River State College in this article in the St. John’s Sun out of Florida.  “The students graduating from this stellar program possess the knowledge, attitude and skills required to provide world-class care to our patients,” Nancy was quoted as saying.

Sandra Sanford and her family are contemplating a big change in their lives come November. Her husband is on the ticket for lieutenant governor of North Dakota. “I’m his biggest cheerleader and his biggest critic. We debate and talk, and there’s depth to our conversation,” she was quoted as saying in this article in the Jamestown, ND, Sun.

Chad Thompson has been named CEO of Friend Community Healthcare System, reports this article in the Seward County Independent out of Friend, NE. One of his top goals will be to expand the availability of outpatient services. “I don’t want elderly people in the community to have to drive to Lincoln to get those services,” he was quoted as saying.

De De Gardner has been named a Presidential Award winner at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, notes this article on the university website. Diane Rhodes, who nominated De De for the award, was quoted as saying, “Her partnership with the North East Independent School District has allowed the district’s Asthma Awareness Education Program to achieve its community outreach objectives as well as provide clinical internships for her students.”

Jaime Magnetico credits new technology for helping her students achieve the RRT credential in this article on the Seminole State College website out of Florida. “Incorporating simulation via an online platform and using high-fidelity simulation has helped tremendously in preparing our students for their success,” she was quoted as saying.

Jenni Jones says the Korean War vet she and her family have taken into their home through a VA medical foster home program is “like family,” reports this article in the Joplin, MO, Globe. A tank driver in the 7th Infantry, 83-year-old Ed Patron received four Bronze Stars for his service to our country.

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