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CBS News Coverage of Advocacy Day 2023

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Rural Healthcare Op-Ed by NYSANA members

Thank you to Elyse Gallo, CRNA, Michael Thamsen, CRNA and Sean McGarry, CRNA, for submitting this opinion piece to the New York Daily News, discussing CRNAs practicing at the top of their license as a viable solution to New York's rural healthcare crisis. See Page 6.

Buffalo News Op Ed

Another Voice: Supervision of CRNAs is unnecessary and impedes care

Read President Sean McGarry's op-ed in the Buffalo News.

"Removing unnecessary supervision requirements increases access to care for all New Yorkers. This must be the priority. Right now, New York is the only state in the country that has not formally recognized the title and scope of practice of a CRNA. No more waiting! New York needs to come through for its CRNAs."

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April Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Sean McGarry celebrates the profession of CRNAs.

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January Presidential Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest NYSANA news.

In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Sean McGarry celebrates the profession of CRNAs.

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February 2023 Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Sean McGarry discusses the legislative agenda 

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Spectrum News Coverage of Sim Day

Simulation day at the Capital was a great success! We were pleased that news coverage featured NYSANA President Sean McGarry and the testimony of patient Michael Boots. You can watch it here.

Our next meeting at the state capital will be Tuesday, May 9, 2023. This is NYSANA's annual Advocacy Day where we will meet with legislators and push for our legislation. We will show strength through our numbers! Please plan to represent the profession. Registration will close on Friday, April 7 to allow time for the GRC committee to set up meetings for you with your State Senators and Assemblymembers. We hope you will join us!!

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November Presidential Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Sean McGarry, reviews advocacy efforts for 2023.

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October Presidential Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President Sean McGarry shares his thoughts as incoming president.

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AMC Residents win Goldie Brangman Award for 2022

Chris Erlichman, BSN, RN and Yanet Segura, BSN, RN receive the 2022 Goldie Brangman Award

Goldie Brangman, CRNA, MEd, MBA was an accomplished CRNA and exceptional mentor. Goldie served as the first and only African American President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology and President of NYSANA from 1960 - 1961. She famously treated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., after a near-fatal assassination attempt in 1958.

Every year at the Annual Fall Meeting the Goldie Brangman Award winner is announced. This year, two nurse anesthesia residents were named for their outstanding research and demonstrated work.

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President's address, September 2022

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, recaps her year and welcomes new President Sean McGarry

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August Presidential Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, recaps the AANA Annual Congress and highlights upcoming NYSANA events you won't want to miss!

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July Presidential Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, reminds voting members to vote in the NYSANA Board of Directors 22-23 Election and review the proposed bylaws changes. More news on the upcoming Fall Educational Meeting is also highlighted! 

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June Presidential Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, updates the membership on legislative news and strategies, and introduces the NYSANA Fall Meeting! This newsletter was brought to you by Paramount Specialty Training.

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Meet your 2022 - 2023 NYSANA Board of Directors Candidates

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2022 - 2023 Board of Directors! The candidates were announced at the NYSANA Business Meeting on May 1, 2022. Learn more about each candidate here. 

Electronic voting will open on Monday, July 11 at 9:00 AM and close at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 26.

May 2022 Newsletter

Stay up to date on the latest NYSANA news.

In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, updates the membership on NYS Congressional and Senate Lines, Nurses Week, DEI Taskforce & Wellness Events and more! 

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April 2022 Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, recaps the AANA Mid-Year Assembly, discusses implementation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce, shares Spring Educational Meeting updates, and more! 

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March 2022 Newsletter

Stay up to date on the latest NYSANA news.

In this month's newsletter, NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, discussed important updates and announcements such as Legislative News, results from the latest PAC Challenge, Spring Educational Meeting updates, and more! 

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Inside Edition Interviews NYSANA Past President, Yana Krmic, and AANA President, Dina Velocci, on Burnout from Healthcare Workers as a Result of COVID-19

Inside Edition goes in-depth on healthcare worker burnout in their latest article, "Plagued With COVID-Related PTSD and Burnout, the Healthcare Worker's Vocation to Help Endures Even 2 Years On". Yana Krmic, NYSANA Immediate Past President, and Dina Velocci, AANA President, share their experiences on worker burnout and the impact COVID-19 has had on healthcare workers.

The AANA offers support, information, and helpful resources through their Peer Assistance program. Learn more here or call their helpline at 800-654-5167. 

"Burnout, addiction issues, PTSD and misinformation battles are just some of the trials healthcare professionals continue to endure two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. So what keeps them going? The overwhelming calling to help others.

It has been two years since COVID-19 brought the U.S. and world at large to its knees, spurring sudden lockdowns, travel restrictions and work-from-home orders. Then came mask mandates, restaurant closures, crowd size limitations and grocery shortages. 

But with the same fears and anxieties came a commitment to protecting one another, a dedication to finding safe ways to keep in touch with loved ones, and most of all, support for frontline workers who have put their lives at risk to help others."

“You’re used to providing anesthesia care and saying to patients in the pre-op area, ‘I’ll give you something to go to sleep. You’re going to wake up, I’ll see you in the recovery room,’” nurse anesthetist Yana Krmic told Inside Edition Digital. Krmic was also the previous president of the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists. “Now, [you're] giving them the same anesthetics and realizing that you don’t know if they’re going to wake up.”



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NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, Recognized in New York State Labor Power 100 List!

Our very own NYSANA President, Giovanna Mahar, was named to @City and State NY 2022 New York State Labor Power 100 List. This recognition highlights local leaders who are waging battles on behalf of the state’s workers.

This nomination recognizes Giovanna and the role NYSANA plays in pushing the state Legislature to broaden the responsibilities of CRNAs by passing scope of practice for CRNAs. Giovanna continues to advocate for CRNAs to operate without physician supervision by law – which we’ve been able to do during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the executive orders.

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