1/22/2014 3:17:00 PM The South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists Elects 2013-2014 Board of Director
CHARLESTON – The Board of Directors for the South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists were inducted into office during the annual business meeting held at the Francis Marion Hotel on Oct. 6. President Mike Donovan, Daniel Island President-elect Tim McAdams, Charleston Secretary Dorothy Coley, Charleston Treasurer Dennis McKenna, Mt. Pleasant Trustee Dr. Pamela Binns-Turner, Anderson, Trustee Haley Ellis, Bluffton, Trustee David Floyd, Florence, The South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists was established in 1951 as a non-profit association, and currently represents over 1,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists throughout South Carolina.
The Association provides continuing education, training and development, as well as continuous updates on practice issues to its members. CRNA’s practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered: traditional hospital surgery suites and obstetrical delivery rooms; the offices of dentist, ophthalmologist and plastic surgeons; ambulatory surgical centers; and US Military, Public Health Services and Veterans Administration medical facilities.
Nurse anesthetists have been the main providers of anesthesia care to U.S. military personnel on the front lines since WWI, including current conflicts in the Middle East. Nurses first provided anesthesia to wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Managed care plans recognize CRNAs for providing high-quality anesthesia care with reduced expense to patients and insurance companies. The cost-efficiency of CRNAs helps control escalating healthcare costs.