The Commonwealth of Massachusetts today officially declared Jan. 30-Feb. 5 Physician Anesthesiologist Week through a proclamation put forward by Gov. Charles D. Baker.
Physician anesthesiologists are recognized leaders who are committed to high quality and safe patient care, educating patients on anesthesia safety, and reducing risks of complications before, during, and after surgery.
Physician Anesthesiologist Week, celebrated every year by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, recognizes the profession and its contributions to health care. Throughout the week, members will meet with policymakers highlighting key issues, including the importance of patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care, connect with local media, and share members’ accomplishments and objectives around patient care and patient advocacy on social media platforms.
The Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiology (MSA) is a statewide organization invested in advancing progress, seeking the betterment of physicians, and to uphold and promote the principles and purposes of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Throughout the week, anesthesiologists will participate in various activities and work to raise awareness of the profession.