Features  |   March 2013
Survey Says: Never a Better Time to Be a Member
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  • John M. Zerwas, M.D.
    ASA President
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Features   |   March 2013
Survey Says: Never a Better Time to Be a Member
ASA Monitor 03 2013, Vol.77, 16-17.
ASA Monitor 03 2013, Vol.77, 16-17.
ASA members understand what it means to be indispensable. They recognize the work ASA does at the state and national level to support and change legislation. They recognize the importance of ASA finding every opportunity to advocate for changes that improve patient safety. And they recognize ASA’s role in providing education to help physicians find a little certainty in uncertain times.
At the end of 2012, ASA’s membership total surpassed 50,000 – an all-time high. Anesthesiologists clearly value membership in ASA and recognize the power of working together. Will ASA members agree on every issue? Of course not. Medicine is not the cohesive profession it once was. Physicians are being pulled in so many directions that differences often define them – large and small groups, employed and independent, young and old, rural and metro, politically left and politically right. It’s the ASA’s job to find common ground, places where physicians can unite and put the profession ahead of their differences.
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