Media Advisory: Anesthesia Providers Rally on Capitol Hill to Promote Patient Access to Quality Healthcare

  • Apr 5, 2017

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2017
For more information, contact: AANA Public Relations

Who: Speakers: Cathy Hurwit, Chief of Staff for Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL);American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) President Cheryl Nimmo, DNP, MSHSA, CRNA; and AANA Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, Ralph Kohl. Rep. Schakowsky is a long time supporter of full practice authority for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other advanced practice registered nurses.

What: These speakers will address an estimated 500 CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists from around the country who will be in DC to attend the AANA’s Mid-Year Assembly and meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill. Nurse anesthetists are anesthesia experts who provide approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States.

When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Where: The west side of the Capitol, across from the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C.

Why: The AANA Mid-Year Assembly is the largest advocacy meeting for CRNAs. The assembly educates attendees about the latest developments in healthcare policy and reimbursement.

Contact: To obtain entry to this event, please contact Marlene McDowell, Assistant Director, AANA Public Relations at (708) 337-1968 or via email

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