Newswise — PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Randall Moore II, DNP, CRNA, MAJ(ret), is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the professional organization representing nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists across the United States. He began his role as CEO in September 2017 after spending two years 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.

The Illinois native 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.

Moore’s areas of expertise include:

  • Veteran’s Administration anesthesia, surgical services, scope of practice, and wait times
  • Military and combat (active) healthcare and anesthesia services
  • Hospital administration
  • Nurse anesthesia scope of practice, anesthesia practice models, and reimbursement
  • Recruitment of healthcare professionals
  • Multidisciplinary chronic pain and pain management
  • Rural healthcare considerations

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 nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists across the United States. As advanced practice registered nurses and anesthesia specialists, CRNAs administer more than 49 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America.