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  • Posted By: Garry Brydges - President, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA , FAAN
  • Oct 26, 2018
I want to reach out to our members and discuss a platform that I will be implementing this year. Transparency and membership engagement are paramount for the AANA organization. My biweekly “Building Brydges” blog will update you on the business of the AANA, feedback I’ve received from members encountered on my travels, and what’s happening on the state level, including local and national implications.  Most importantly, I’d like my blog to be a conversation starter that will provide members with the opportunity to have their voices heard. 

The AANA is committed to redefining the membership experience, and we want to hear from you! 

This blog will be posted right here every other Friday, so check back and let’s talk.  Send emails to and let me know what’s going on in your area of the country and practice setting.  

I’d like to do a quick reflection:  

Already four weeks post the Annual Congress in Boston, I want to shout out the FY18 Board of Directors and Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA, for their leadership and helping move the profession of nurse anesthesia forward. Bruce, thank you for embracing change through the cultural assessment. Strong work!

Bruce Weiner accepts the former AANA President’s pin from Garry Brydges

Left to Right) Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA accepts the former AANA President’s pin from incoming AANA President Garry Brydges, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA during the National Anesthesia Annual Congress in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!