Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists across the country will educate the public on how they make a difference to their patients and the U.S. healthcare system during the 17th annual National CRNA Week observance Jan. 24-30. The team of CRNA’s providing care at Jackson County Memorial Hospital are Mark Vadney, Jessica Poe, Johnny Sacco, Mark Waterman, and Orlan Lockhart.
This year’s theme, “Making a Difference, One Patient at a Time,” reflects how CRNAs dedicate themselves to each of their patients before, during and after surgery. CRNAs stay with their patients throughout their procedure to ensure the safest anesthesia experience possible.
More than 49,000 CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists provide approximately 40 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year, delivering the same safe, high-quality anesthesia care as other anesthesia professionals but at a lower cost, helping to control the nation’s rising healthcare costs.
Every day, CRNAs deliver essential healthcare in thousands of communities and are able to prevent gaps in access to anesthesia services, especially in rural, inner-city and other medically underserved areas of the country.
“Our patients and their safe journey through surgery is our priority,” said Orlan Lockhart JCMH CRNA. “We care for them at a very vulnerable time in their life, and it is an honor to provide safe, quality anesthesia for all of our patients, one at a time.”
At Jackson County Memorial Hospital, CRNAs perform around 3,500 Operating Room, Emergency Department, and Obstetric procedures annually.
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