Navigation Links
Statement from the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists in Response to Governor Snyder's Health & Wellness Announcement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We applaud Gov. Rick Snyder for his efforts to put Michigan on the path toward a healthier future.

As the Governor stated, "the state of Michigan currently ranks 8th in the nation with an adult obesity rate of 31.7 percent." It also has the sixth-highest rate of adult asthma in the nation. In addition to these disproportionately high rates of chronic conditions, Michiganders also appear to suffer from a lack of awareness about how these conditions affect their overall health and the medical care they receive.

Combining that lack of awareness with the fact that patients living with these types of chronic conditions tend to undergo surgical procedures at a higher rate than others, puts these Michiganders at even greater risk. Procedures for these chronic diseases that require anesthesia come with a higher probability of complications for patients, yet people in Michigan are largely unaware of these health dangers.  According to a recent survey of Michiganders, while 74 percent of Michigan residents understand the basic nature of what anesthesiologists do – putting patients under for surgery and safely reviving them afterwards – only 24 percent expressed a concern about the risks involved with anesthesia or an understanding of the seriousness of the role that anesthesiologists play in preventing negative outcomes during surgical procedures.  This is why the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists recently launched a public education campaign to raise awareness about the same medical conditions the governor is rightly concerned about. To learn more, please visit

As physicians we too are committed to improving patient health and safety because we see the life-threatening effects that obesity, asthma and other chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes, have on our anesthesia patients every day. The more Michigan citizens know about how their health affects their medical care, the safer and healthier all of us in Michigan will be. We look forward to working and standing with Gov. Snyder and his office in the fight for Michigan's health and safety. 

The American Society of Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists: Physicians providing the lifeline of modern medicine.
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association with 46,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists Web site at For patient information, visit

The Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists

The Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists represents over 1,100 physicians committed to assuring the highest quality of patient care and the greatest degree of safety when delivering anesthesia care to Michigan citizens.  MSA is an educational, research and scientific organization seeking to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve patient care. MSA was established in 1948 as the state component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. To learn more, visit

SOURCE Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Vycor Medical, Inc. Files Restated Financial Statements
2. Vycor Medical, Inc. Restatement of Financial Statements
3. Argos Therapeutics Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
4. Statement on Availability of Primatene® Mist CFC
5. Jonah and Dina Shacknai Issue Statement Regarding the Release of Paradise Valley Police Reports
6. China Medicine Corporation to Restate Financial Statements for 2006 and 2007
7. Amylin Pharmaceuticals Issues Statement Regarding U.S. District Court Order
8. Statement From Volcano Corporation on Latest St. Jude Lawsuit
9. Lilly Provides Statement in Response to Amylin Lawsuit
10. SCAI Releases Position Statement on Public Reporting and Risk Adjustment In Cardiovascular Quality Improvement Programs
11. Assured Pharmacy Completes Audit of 2010 Financial Statements
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has ... by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), ... Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach ... 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and ... enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial ... of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial ... of 2016, and to report top line data ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PARK RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... caliber of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders ... hands. The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... refused to let type 1 diabetes stand in the ... Lilly Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an ... of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a ... Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):