Lynda Glagola has received the Mike South Award for her Lungs at Work clinic, which helps coal miners with black lung disease file disability claims, reports this article in the Washington, PA, Observer-Reporter. “I have no coal miners in my family at all,” Lynda was quoted as saying. “I just found that I loved working with these people.” The nonprofit clinic sees between 300 and 400 miners per year.
Lynne Gunn is recognized for receiving her facility’s Employee of the Month award in this article in the Hartford, CT, Courant. A 23-year veteran of the field, she has been at the facility since 2014.
Cheryl Earls talks about her hospital’s new pulmonary rehabilitation center in this article in the Press Argus-Courier out of Van Buren, AR. “By teaching a patient how to control their breathing and adapt to the changes in their body, we can get them back to enjoying daily activities and reduce their chance of being hospitalized again,” she was quoted as saying.
Sarah Cosgrove is featured in this article and video on the WCAX-TV website out of Vermont about the visits she makes to asthma patients as part of her hospital’s free in-home asthma program. “You did that very well,” she told her young patient during a practice session on his inhaler. Sarah visits about 25 patients throughout the year.
Chris Kaberline talks about his hospital’s RSV clinic in this article and video on the FOX-TV website out of Kansas City, KS. “We give them a little bit of comfort at home that they don’t have to come to the emergency room or urgent care,” Chris was quoted as saying.
Jimmy McKanna is helping nursing home hospice, and home care providers learn how to discriminate between breath sounds, reports this article in the Tribune Star out of Terre Haute, IN. The goal is to help them catch heart and lung problems early on so readmissions can be reduced.
Carla Conrad’s promotion to executive director of Breathe Pennsylvania is covered in this article in the Tribune-Review out of Pittsburgh. The organization provides educational services and financial assistance to respiratory patients in need. “I am a clinical person, so I will continue to do that but in a more supportive role,” she was quoted as saying.
Madeline Barre talks about a blood drive named in honor of her brother, who died from leukemia at age 13 in 2008, in this article and video on the NBC-TV website out of New Orleans, LA. “Each blood donation saves three lives,” she was quoted as saying.
Lauren Perlman is among members of her community featured in a photos of 2016 feature on statnews.com. Lauren and her physician colleague are pictured conducting a home visit on a child on a ventilator. You can read more about their program and how Lauren helped to get it off the ground in this article in your August issue of AARC Times.