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Davis, Davis, & Harbin: Conquering the Risks and Savoring the Rewards of Anesthesia Business Ownership

Starting up an anesthesia business can be equal parts daunting and rewarding. Just ask Ashley Davis, DNAP, NP, CRNA, her husband Nate Davis, DNAP, CRNA, and Steve Harbin, MSN, CRNA, partners in the rapidly growing anesthesia practice Advanced Anesthesia Solutions, Inc. (AAS) headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee. With AAS now in its 12th year, the three […]

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Fred Reed, III: Sage Advice for Young People of Color Pursuing a Career in Nurse Anesthesiology

Celebrating Black History Month 2024 My name is Fred Reed, III, DNP, MBA(c), CRNA, APRN. I was inspired to go into nurse anesthesiology after being introduced to a CRNA at Louisiana State University – E.A. Conway Medical Center during the “A-HEC of a Summer” Program* in 2004. I was 13 years old. Rosalind Loyd-Chisley, the

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Melissa Hayden, MSN, CRNA: Embracing the Challenges of Moving from the Head of the Table to Head of the Department

Melissa Hayden, MSN, CRNA, Executive Director of Surgical Services at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee, has a unique perspective on moving from her previous role as Director of Nurse Anesthesia/Chief CRNA to Executive Director this past June. “I chose to practice anesthesia as it is truly an honor and a privilege to care

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Jacob Geldrich, MS, CRNA: Give Him Five Minutes of Free Time and a Good Night’s Sleep, and See What Happens

As the saying goes, “Variety is the spice of life.” For some it means traveling to exotic locations, for others it’s the adrenaline rush of extreme sports…the list goes on. But for Jacob Geldrich, MS, CRNA, the newest partner in a thriving all-CRNA group in East Tennessee, it’s the lure of entrepreneurship that has led

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Anna McCleskey Honored as 2023 Recipient of the Patty Cornwell Steward & Advocacy Scholarship

TANA congratulates Anna McCleskey, DNP, CRNA, for being chosen as the 2023 recipient of the Patty Cornwell Stewardship and Advocacy Scholarship! A May 2023 graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Option, Anna is the third recipient of the scholarship. She will be honored on August 21

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LCDR Hope Ferguson, DNP, MBA, CRNA: Honored to be the First

Being the “first” is always an honor, but there are times when being the first is simply more important than at other times. This October, Lieutenant Commander Hope Ferguson, DNP, MBA, CRNA, president-elect of TANA, will become TANA’s first African American president. It is a significant moment in TANA history and a reason to celebrate!

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