We are proud to announce that one of our TANA members, Juanita Turnipseed, was appointed to represent the 5th Congressional District as a member of the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Below is a portion of the press release, which can be found in its entirety here.
Juanita Turnipseed, a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA) for Anesthesia Medical Group (AMG), aPhyMed Healthcare Group Company and provider of innovative anesthesiology services, has been named to the Tennessee Board of Nursing, representing the 5th Congressional District.
“In the thorough, aggressive search for candidates, your individual characteristics and professional qualifications were exceptional,” said Governor Bill Haslam in a letter to Turnipseed.
Turnipseed, who works as one of Anesthesia Medical Group’s CRNAs was among the number of nominees who expressed interest. Her appointment to the 11-member nursing board is effective immediately and runs through September 2017.
“I couldn’t be more honored to be named to the Board,” says Turnipseed, who has been with PhyMed since 2001. “Nursing is a serving profession, and I’m pleased to have the chance to serve the citizens of Tennessee in this new responsibility.”
The Tennessee Board of Nursing was founded in 1911 to “safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring that all who practice nursing within this state are qualified and licensed to practice.”
“We are honored to have Juanita recognized by the Governor in this manner and to support nursing in the state of Tennessee,” said Frederick Miller, CEO PhyMed.
A Note from TANA President Mark Haffey
Mark Haffey CRNA, President of Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists commented, “The Association is extremely pleased that Juanita Turnipseed CRNA was selected by the Governor to serve on the Board of Nursing. It makes me extremely proud to have a member who is dedicated to serving her state. She provides excellent anesthesia care to the patients of Tennessee and will continue as she serves the state of Tennessee in her role on the Board of Nursing.”
The Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists represents over 2100 CRNAs providing anesthesia in university medical centers, large and small hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based clinics and in our VA healthcare facilities. The CRNAs of Tennessee are dedicated to providing excellence in anesthesia care, while continuing to support leaders in education and research in the field of nurse anesthesia.