BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital says a sincere thank you to its Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during the national recognition week from January 22nd through the 28th.
CRNA week is the annual celebration of our nation’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and nurse anesthesia students. It celebrates the highly respected profession of nurse anesthesiology, which traces its origins to the 1860s, when nurses eased the suffering of wounded soldiers in the Civil War.
Today, there are nearly 66,000 CRNAs and nurse anesthesia students nationwide. This week is a tribute to those who work tirelessly to save lives and continuously provide the best possible patient care.