Estes Park Health celebrates National CRNA Week

Two medical professionals in green scrubs and surgical caps stand in front of doors marked

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are a vital part of our team at Estes Park Health!

This week, Jan. 21-27, is National CRNA Week. CRNA Week is an annual celebration of the more than 61,000 practicing CRNAs in the United States!

According to National Today, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse who is certified to administer anesthesia in the U.S. These nurse anesthetists account for approximately half of the anesthesia providers in the U.S., and they are the main providers of anesthesia in rural U.S. Historically, they have been providing anesthesia care to patients since the American Civil War and the CRNA credential came into existence in 1956.

CRNAs safely administer more than 50 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States. These professionals do heroic work and use their unique expertise to provide our patients with the best quality care possible.

Pictured are Alan Hunt, CRNA, and Kaycee Simon, CRNA. The other member of our team is Sharon Amaya, CRNA.

Thanks for everything you do for our community!