For Immediate Release: September 28, 2017
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Park Ridge, Illinois—Garry Brydges, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and resident of Pearland, Texas, was voted the 2017-18 president-elect of the more than 50,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) headquartered in Park Ridge, Ill. Brydges will serve a one-year term.
“CRNAs are well positioned to meet today’s healthcare challenges of delivering safe, quality anesthesia care to patients everywhere,” said Brydges, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA. “I got into this profession to make a difference, I look forward to assisting the AANA President in representing the more than 50,000 nurse anesthetists nationwide.”
Brydges is currently the chief nurse anesthetist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Brydges has previously held the position of the AANA Region 7 director, and served as a member of the AANA Finance Committee. Brydges also has served as chair of the AANA Continuing Education Committee and as a member of the AANA Foundation, and Resolutions, Practice, and Government Relations Committees.
A CRNA for more than 15 years, Brydges received his doctorate in nursing practice from Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Texas, and is completing his doctorate of philosophy in nursing and executive masters of business administration from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. In addition, he earned his master’s in nurse anesthesia and master’s in acute care nurse practitioner from the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, School of Nursing in Houston. Brydges completed his bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Alberta, Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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