FOAA Anesthesia Services CRNA Louise Hershkowitz Appointed to Virginia Board of Nursing By Governor McDonnell

Will Serve a Four-Year Term on the 13-Member Board

FOAA Anesthesia Services CRNA Louise Hershkowitz Appointed to Virginia Board of Nursing By Governor McDonnell

FOAA Anesthesia ServicesRod Neaveill, 703-293-9590Director of Marketing & Business Development

Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell has appointed FOAA Anesthesia Services (FOAA) Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Louise Hershkowitz, RN, MSHA, to a four year term to the Virginia Board of Nursing. Ms. Hershkowitz has been on FOAA staff for almost ten years and provides anesthesia care at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Va., where she is also a clinical instructor for graduate students in the Georgetown University and Virginia Commonwealth University nurse anesthesia programs.

Ms. Hershkowitz serves on the board that oversees more than 200,000 licensees, including registered nurses, practical nurses, certified nurse aides, registered medication aides and certified massage therapists. The board regulates pre-licensure educational programs and qualifications for licensure and practice, developing standards for continuing clinical competency, applying disciplinary processes and leading in policy development affecting the practice of nursing. Ms. Hershkowitz also serves on the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine, which licenses certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified midwives.

“We are proud of Louise for all she has accomplished and congratulate her on her recent appointment to the Virginia Board of Nursing,” says Vincent J. Vilasi, Jr., MD, president of FOAA. “She is an excellent choice for the board, and her appointment exemplifies the respect she has earned and the professionalism she embodies in every project and assignment she assumes.”

Ms. Hershkowitz has been active for many years in nurse anesthesia organizations having served as president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, regional director and treasurer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and member and chair of the AANA Foundation Board of Trustees.

For over twenty-five years, FOAA Anesthesia Services has been providing award-winning anesthesia practice management and anesthesia services for patients, surgeons, physicians and healthcare facilities. Named top performer in the annual Professional Research Corporation’s (PRC) Excellence in Healthcare survey, FOAA cares for over 130,000 patients a year at multiple sites including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, endoscopy centers and medical and dental office-based practices. FOAA Anesthesia Services offers a full range of anesthesia and pain management services and is dedicated to providing high quality care, outstanding customer service and a work environment of choice. For further information call (703) 293-9590 or visit .