Good Press: AARC Members in the News | March 2018

 Published: February 27, 2018

By: Fernanda Teixeira


Good Press: Reva Crandall
Reva Crandall
Good Press: Diane Rhodes
Diane Rhodes
Good Press: Gerri Barnes
Gerri Barnes
Good Press: Ken Czechowicz
Ken Czechowicz

Reva Crandall, RRT, CPFT, a respiratory therapist at AU Health System, was featured in an article from The Augusta Chronicle that discusses the need and importance of asthma action plans for children. Read the story.

Lisa Miller, BSRT, RRT, cardiopulmonary services director for Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, discusses the value of completing heart screenings in a KSFY broadcast. Watch the segment.

Darrel Mosher, CRT, of the Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, HI, was featured in an article from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald as part of the care team of a young patient with spinal muscular atrophy. The article discusses new treatment for the patient that lead to breakthrough results. Read the story.

Diane Rhodes, BA, RRT, AE-C discusses her role in fighting childhood asthma in San Antonio in an article by the Rivard Report. As an RT for the North East ISD in San Antonio, Rhodes explains that she spends her days making buildings and classrooms friendlier for asthmatic children. Check out the story!

Mark Lotz, MSML, RRT took part in the annual West Central Region Sophomore Career Fair, held at John Wood Community College in Illinois. The fair focused on career clusters ranging from architecture and construction to business and administration, transportation and distribution to law enforcement. Learn more about the event at the Herald-Whig site.

Crain’s Chicago Business publication featured Gerri Barnes, RRT, RRT-NPS in their recent article on popular jobs in the Chicago area. Respiratory Therapists ranked #4 on their list. Read the story.

Managed Healthcare Executive (MHE) interviewed Jonathan Ko, BS, RRT-NPS, AE-C regarding his work in developing a new COPD care program. This new program resulted in a reduction of readmissions. Read the story at the MHE site.

The Halifax County Board of Health named Bruce Robistow, MPH, RRT as its new director. Robistow’s previous experience ranges from serving as vice president of the Halifax Regional Medical Center, a combat medic for the U.S. Marine Corps as a Navy Corpsman, and a respiratory therapist. He has also previously owned a respiratory home care business. Read more at the The Daily Herald.

Ken Czechowicz, MS, RRT, director of clinical education for respiratory therapy at River Valley Community College, and Kevin Krawiec, M.Ed., RRT, associate professor and program director, along with their team, recently received new manikins to enhance their new simulation lab. According to the press release, the realistic manikins – SimMan, SimMom, SimBaby, and Nursing Anne – can be programmed by the instructors to simulate different medical conditions and symptoms.

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