AANA is proud to recognize:
CDR Jerry R. Hill, CRNA
Military Branch, Rank, and Unit Serving With:
U.S. Navy Reserves, Commander, 1st Medical Bd of the U.S. Marines, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Reports for Active Duty: August 2004
Hometown: Chassell, Mich.
Of Interest: "I am a reserve CRNA that has been recalled to active duty. I am a commander with the U.S. Navy Reserves and have volunteered to be deployed to Iraq....assigned to an FRSS in Iraq. FRSS stands for Forward Resuscitative Surgical System. It is basically an operating room that is on two trucks. It contains enough equipment to do 18 surgeries in 48 hours and then must be resupplied. It is deployed close to the front lines. The staff consists of two surgeons, an OR nurse, two OR techs, two Navy corpsman and an anesthesiologist. Note: It specifically states that a CRNA cannot staff an FRSS; however due to the shortage of anesthesiologists...they have now made an exception and are willing to allow one CRNA to man one of the four FRSSs that are in Iraq. I have been chosen to man that one FRSS...I am up to that task."
Posted July 14, 2004