Over 35 TANA Members attended the AANA Mid Year Assembly in Washington D.C. where they visited with our U.S. Representatives from Tennessee, and attended a Tennessee Tuesday event to meet with our U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.
Below is a testimonial from Elizabeth Roehner, SRNA from UT Knoxville about what attending the event meant to her:
Traveling to Washington DC to represent the CRNA practice in the state of Tennessee was both exciting and educational. I learned so much from seeing how the national organization, AANA, plays a huge role in our practice by protecting and fighting for our opportunities to provide safe and effective patient care. There is so much activity that goes on behind the scenes that makes our daily practice possible, that it makes sense why our monetary contributions to TANA and AANA are a necessity. Meeting my Senator and Congressman showed me how face-to-face interaction with true decision makers can make a difference! These relationships are important to establish and nurture in order to protect the CRNA practice in Tennessee. I am so thankful for this opportunity and experience!
Sarah Combs, SRNA and Elizabeth Roehner, SRNA from UT Knoxville in front of the Capitol Building