Courage to Lead: 2010-11 AANA President Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS

 

Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

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It has been more than a decade since Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS, served as the president of the AANA, but his impact on the organization can still be seen today. In this installment of our Courage to Lead series, we were finally able to catch up with Paul to talk about a busy year at the AANA, which included the new Affordable Care Act, time spent on the elimination of physician supervision under Part A of Medicare, the 50 state service strategy, and much more.

Paul was the president in 2010-11, which is also when Sharon first served on the Board of Directors. Their relationship goes back long before the podcast, and Sharon still remembers many of the initiatives he brought in and the discussions that often followed. Paul took a little time off following his presidency but he’ll bring us up to speed on what he’s been working on since.

Here are some of the things we’ll discuss in this episode:

  • The time spent on the elimination of physician supervision under Part A of Medicare.
  • His decision to take on a restructuring of the finance department.
  • The idea behind the 50 state service strategy.
  • What he thought the Affordable Care Act would mean on anesthesia and what he thinks looking back now.
  • The Commission on Anesthesia, Economics and Reimbursement
  • Why they worked to improve the health of leadership but also increase the compensation for those that served the AANA.
  • What value did having a CRNA in the D.C. office bring to the organization?

Check out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

 

A lot of people think that because you pass legislation that the battle is done, and really, that’s just the beginning of it.

-Former AANA President Paul Santoro

 

 

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