Why are you running for AANA office?
Jay Horowitz - Simply put I believe I can do good, effective work as both an advocate for the members within the boardroom and as a leader of the association in the public domain.
I have spent the last 25 years as a passionate advocate for the members outside traditional leadership roles via grassroots efforts, trips to Park Ridge, attendance at board meetings, and as an author of pro CRNA pieces that have reached hundreds of thousands of readers; even within the walls of the White House.
I have been encouraged by many past and present leaders of AANA to “step up my game” in a more formalized fashion. I respect their opinions and honor their service by running for office at this time.
More information about me can be found at Jay Horowitz is running for AANA Region 7 Director
Juan Quintana – Healthcare is evolving. CRNAs are facing challenges each day associated with large company buy-outs, company models of practice, ACOs, hospital employment and hospital closures just to name a few. At least 2-3 times a week I get phone calls from the AANA and CRNAs who are asking questions regarding practices, the direction to take in this depressed economy and how to make successful change in their own practices.
The answer lies in my passion for this profession. Though I own a company, 90 percent of the work I do is to administer anesthesia to patients almost everyday. When I complete an anesthetic, it is a reflection of the excellent education, the compassion I have for the patient and the pride to do the best work I can. The AANA supports and protects our ability to keep providing this outstanding service. However, members must step up to give feedback, guide and implement the association’s actions. I am ready.
Over the years there have been gaps or delays in implementing membership driven changes, messaging and identifying/making recommendations regarding future issues affecting CRNA practice. Though the AANA should be commended on their progress efforts to improve upon communication; strategy and innovation between members and affiliated organizations must be intensified.
My experience administering anesthesia in an ACT and as an independent practitioner in offices, surgery centers and hospitals, both acute and chronic Pain services and as a Reservist in the USAF provides me a unique perspective on the world of anesthesia. I can appreciate the adaptability of CRNA practice.
I am running for office as a leader who will encourage healthy communication to expedite proactivity and responsiveness of changes affecting CRNA practice.
Juan F. Quintana CRNA, DNP
SLEEPY ANESTHESIA ASSOCIATES PLLC
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