President’s Message – January 2017

Happy New Year DAORN Members!

I hope that you all had time to enjoy your holidays with family and friends.  For those of you who were working and caring for patients during the holidays, an extra thank you for your time and caring.

The start of the new year brings changes for our country , personal lives, and in our professional as well as volunteer activities.  A new year, a new president for our country…we will see where the direction of our country is taken.  Not sure myself, but I am clear I will continue to provide safe perioperative care for my patients no matter what.

As your chapter president, I hope that we can move forward in the new year with some great opportunities to collaborate and continue to promote our profession.  I am hoping you, as a member of DAORN will take part in the many activities that are available as well as promote these activities to your peers, students, or interns.

  • Join us for our DAORN Meeting at St Anthony’s on January 12th
  • Plan to participate in the virtual AORN Virtual Town Hall Webinar on January 30th – you will receive details from AORN in your email
  • Plan to attend the Collaborative Workshop February 16-the flyer is on our website or ask your facility ambassador
  • Plan to be part of the Day at the Museum in February – more details to come.
  • Our workshop is now rescheduled for Friday, April 21. The committee is revving up planning.  This is a significant fundraiser and we need you to support by your attendance and encourage your peers to attend as well.
  • Don’t forget the Global Surgical Conference and Expo in Boston!
  • The Bill Lord Scholarship Golf Tournament will be here before you know it.  Again, a significant fundraiser for nursing scholarships. Talk it up with your vendors and staff!
  • Lastly, consider being active in the amazing chapter by volunteering to hold an office or be active in a committee.  Our nominating committee is working hard to develop a ballot for next years officers.  We need your support to continue being the great chapter we are!

Welcome to the New Year!

Lesia Hatlestad

DAORN President