Governor Janet Mills faces many challenges, with a pandemic and its economic devastation at the top of the list.
The arduous process of selecting hundreds of people appointed to staff in state agencies to manage these crises is underway. As president of the Association of Nurse Anesthetists of Maine, I beg Governor Mills to consider appointing nurses to advance our state and help keep our residents safe.
This year has shed light on the value of nursing like never before. Nurses – especially certified nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) – have walked in decidedly endangered condition to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among one of the most trusted professions in the country for 19 consecutive years according to Gallop, the CRNAs continue to serve as frontline soldiers in the fight against this unprecedented public health crisis. Despite the lack of equipment and staff, nurses are …
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