Newswise — Park Ridge, Illinoi - Randall Moore II, DNP, MBA, CRNA, has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the professional organization representing more than 50,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists across the United States. Moore will succeed current CEO Wanda Wilson, PhD, CRNA, who announced her upcoming retirement earlier this year.
“Dr. Moore’s knowledge and experience as a clinician and in management, business operations, and financial planning make him the ideal candidate to carry out the AANA’s mission of advancing patient safety, practice excellence, and our members’ profession,” said Cheryl Nimmo, DNP, MSHSA, CRNA, president of the AANA.
A longtime AANA member, Moore served as the AANA treasurer in 2016-17 and before that as a region director on the AANA Board of Directors for two years. He is also a member of the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
“I am honored to have been selected by the AANA Board of Directors to serve as the association’s new CEO,” said Moore. “The AANA has a long and storied 86-year history of educating, promoting, and advocating for the nation’s foremost anesthesia experts, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. I look forward to working with the AANA Board of Directors, committees, staff, and the membership at large to continue the impressive work of the association on behalf of the millions of patients our members serve each year.”
For the last two years Moore has worked as the director of Perioperative and Anesthesia Services at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he managed a $35 million budget and more than 100 employees.
Earlier this year, Moore received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama in 2014, his Master of Science in Nursing from Bradley University/Decatur Memorial Hospital Anesthesia Program, Decatur, Illinois, in 2005, and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University in 1999.
Moore is also a retired commissioned officer of the U.S. Army Reserve with more than 22 years of military service. Retiring at the rank of Major, Moore served as an infantryman, combat medic, and CRNA during that time frame. He had several experiences serving as an active duty CRNA with the Army, including with Forward Surgical Teams in Afghanistan providing combat casualty care in austere locations.
A staunch defender of nurse anesthesia practice rights at the state and federal levels, Moore will apply his advocacy ideas, skills, and experience to working with the AANA’s government affairs staff in Park Ridge, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. to champion AANA issues as diverse as VA full practice authority, reimbursement, and retaining provider nondiscrimination language in healthcare reform bills.
Moore and his wife, Alinda, have four children: Clayton, Ava, Abigail, and Olivia.
About the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., and Washington, D.C., the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional organization representing more than 50,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists across the United States. As advanced practice registered nurses and anesthesia specialists, CRNAs administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America. In some states, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia professionals in nearly 100 percent of rural hospitals. For more information, visit http://www.aana.com/ and http://www.future-of-anesthesia-care-today.com/ and follow @aanawebupdates on Twitter.