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WANA | Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists has promoted best practices in the field of anesthesia.

Congratulations to the following WANA members for being elected to serve on the Board of Directors:

  • Vice President: Mary Lawlor
  • Treasurer: Charles Darling
  • Board of Directors: Kate Gray, Kelli Camp


Mary Lawlor is a past president and has served on the board and various committees over the past several years. Charles Darling is a past board member and will take over as treasurer. We welcome new board members Kate Gray and Kelli Camp, and look forward to their new ideas and energy in serving the WANA membership. New officers and board will take office during the WANA Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, Oct 16, at Suncadia Resort near Cle Elum.

We extend our appreciation to Ellen Kraus-Schaeffer, who has served as president during these challenging past two years. Christian Schmalz, treasurer and past president, will step down this fall as well. Scot Pettey and Susan Engel finish their three-year term as a board member this fall. Thanks to each of you for your dedication and service to WANA.

On behalf of the current Board of Directors, appreciation is expressed for all who ran for office including Scot Pettey, Jonathan Alvarado, Michael Mieiniczek, Bob Strobl, and Gregory Clopp.

WANA | Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists has promoted best practices in the field of anesthesia. CRNAs: Get started on your Class A Credits today.

The AANA recognizes that anesthesia providers, because of their exposure and the nature of their work, face a high occupational risk for substance misuse. Assistance for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists for chemical dependency and substance misuse is available through several avenues.

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**The 2021 WANA Annual Anesthesia Conference has been converted to a webinar. More information including webinar registration will be available by September 22nd.**

Dear Members,

As COVID cases in Washington continue to climb, the WANA Board has been closely monitoring registered attendance for our Fall meeting at Suncadia, October 13-17, 2021. One thing we all could agree on is that the last 18 months have taught us is that we need to be flexible as the COVID situation can change drastically. As of yesterday, September 13 ,registered attendance for this event was very low. Should WANA continue with plans for an in person meeting at this juncture, the membership would incur a significant financial loss.

After much thought and debate, the WANA Board has decided to postpone the in person meeting at Suncadia until the Fall of 2022. The WANA board considered the fiduciary responsibility to the membership, as well as the health and safety of our members when making this difficult decision.

Thank you to those that have already registered for this meeting. Our executive director and continuing education committee team will be in touch as to the next steps. We will now mobilize and expedite processes to convert the planned meeting to a webinar format. It is our hope that more people will now be able to attend the meeting.

We appreciate the understanding and flexibility of the membership. These are frustrating times but we will persevere.

Please be on the watch for additional information as this situation evolves.

Stay safe.

Darryl DuVall, CRNA, DNP

President-elect, WANA

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Map illustrates the percentage of CRNAs out of the total number of CRNAs and Anesthesiologists in the county.

Data Source: Anesthesia providers were identified using the Physician Compare includes records for each practice address of all providers who bill Medicare Part B. Those who have a practice address in multiple counties are represented in each county. Some providers who do not bill Medicare Part B may not be accurately represented, such as those working exclusively for the Veteran’s Administration or CRNAs practicing at rural hospitals electing cost-based-reimbursement under the Medicare Part A nurse anesthesia exception.

The records identified in this map were retrieved on January 7, 2020

NBCRNA’s Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program helps you show how much you care — about your patients, your profession and the lifelong learning that keeps you at the top of your game.

It provides the framework for you to demonstrate you have the knowledge to provide high quality patient care throughout your career — and that you continue to meet your state certification requirements.