National CRNA Week Sheds Light on “The Future of Anesthesia Care Today”

January 17, 2020

​Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists at Granville Health System Top left to right: Colin Bilichka, David Hill, Micah McCanna Bottom left to right: Jonathan Solomon, Pat Hill, Joseph Tarley

Nurse anesthetists across the country will educate the public about advancements in anesthesia patient safety and the role and value of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in delivering anesthesia care in today’s - and tomorrow’s - healthcare system during the 21st annual National CRNA Week. The week is observed from January 19-25, 2020.

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.

National CRNA Week raises awareness among hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients, and others about the benefits of CRNAs.

“We take great pride in administering safe, high-quality anesthesia to our patients,” said Joseph Tarley, Chief CRNA, MSN. “In today’s healthcare climate, CRNAs are the key to the future of anesthesia care, as there is an increasing demand for highly qualified healthcare specialists who can ensure access to patient care that is both safe and cost-effective.”

For more information about the AANA’s public education campaign, recent landmark research studies confirming the safety and value of CRNAs, infographics, fact sheets and more, visit

About the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization for the nation’s nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists. The AANA advances patient safety and the CRNA profession through excellence in practice and service to members. As anesthesia professionals, CRNAs safely administer more than 49 million anesthetics to patients each year. Learn more at

About Granville Health System

For more than 99 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home. To meet the growing needs of its community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where its citizens work and live. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at

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