• PERF Board of Directors Meeting
  • Have you noticed any changes in our PERF Board of Directors? Dr. Tom Petty has gone to "the top of the list" with the title President Emeritus. Tom feels unable to continue to actively participate in Board meetings but, with this title, will always be able to officially offer us his valuable advice. And we got more good news about our friend. He has successfully gone through his 4th (and last we hope!), open heart surgery. He is doing fine but still a long way from full recovery. He asks that you continue with your wonderful thoughts and prayers which he feels have really helped him. He's not ready for phone calls but will welcome cards, which can be sent to 899 Logan St., Suite 203, Denver, CO 80203. No flowers please! If you would like to honor him in this manner, it is suggested that you plant something you really will enjoy in your own yard or patio. His thanks again to everyone.
  • We are delighted that Jim Barnett, RRT, RCP has agreed to join the PERF Board of Directors. Jim is one of the leaders in his field being very active in AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation) as well as CSPR, the California Society of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He has been past president of CSPR for 5 terms! Jim has been Coordinator of the pulmonary rehab programs at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA for the past 16 busy years having graduated almost 800 patients in 105 classes! Almost as important is a great maintenance program that Jim oversees along with an active, popular support group, second to none. We'll tell you more about them next month when we attend the 16th Birthday celebration of this great group. Jim's wealth of experience, and well known dedication to his pulmonary patients, make him a wonderful addition to our Board. We are so pleased that he is joining us! Welcome aboard, Jim!

  • Do you have a question about respiratory disease that has been bothering you? If so, feel free to write and ask us, either through our web site or by mail. We answer all of your letters.