Entries by Excel Anesthesia

March 7th – MoANA Town Hall Meeting

Join us for any part of our informative Happy Hour session on the Plaza to discuss important legislative issues directly impacting our profession.Regardless of when you can arrive, it is important for us to remain connected and united. MoANA understands the issues that are currently affecting our practice and needs your voice, your involvement, and […]

Jean Covillo Testifies to Support Recent APRN Bill

An important bill was introduced to the house recently that affects APRNs (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse). Jean Covillo was asked by MOANA to testify in support of the bill. (Yes,Jean has been to the Missouri Capitol twice, in as many weeks, in the month of February). Senate Bill 700/House Bill 1481, APRN Barrier-free Collaborative Practice […]

MoANA Lobby Day 2014 – Lobbying for CRNAs

Jean Covillo, owner of Excel Anesthesia, attended the 2014 MOANA Lobby Day in Jefferson City on February 5, 2014.  It was a day to talk to lawmakers about issues affecting CRNAs MOANA held a reception on Tuesday evening which drew a large turnout of legislators. Although the official “Lobby Day” was cancelled due to heavy […]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Excel Anesthesia!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Excel Anesthesia!  It is finally getting warmer in Kansas City, so we hope that you take advantage of the opportunity to go out for a nice dinner or evening on the town with the important people in your life.  Hopefully, you already have reservations for dinner, but if not, you could […]

Staff Profile: Brant Myers – Director of Operations

Brant Myers Time With Company: Since April 2013 Position: Director of Operations LinkedIn Profile Link: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brantmyers Brant met Jean during an on-site support visit while working for Umbrella Managed Systems, a KC based IT service provider. She appreciated his calm, intellectual demeanor and his knack for explaining complex technical processes in an easy to understand, straightforward […]

What is a CRNA?

CRNAs are the core of Excel’s business.  We are often asked, “What exactly is a CRNA?”. The acronym is not commonly known outside the healthcare industry, but if you’ve ever had a medical procedure requiring anesthesia, there’s a good chance that you’ve taken advantage of CRNA services. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is one […]

Happy New Year from Excel!

The holidays were a quiet time at Excel. There was no official office party this year but there were treats in the form of popcorn tins and truffles sent to the office by our CRNAs! Jenny and Brant brought in homemade candies and cookies, some of which have yet to be eaten. Don’t worry, they […]

Happy Holidays from Excel Anesthesia!

It’s that time of year again when people are shopping for gifts, planning parties, and looking forward to time with friends and family.  In Kansas City, we are trying to do this while staying warm in 15-20 degree weather! In spite of all the hustle and bustle, we wanted to take a moment and wish […]

Jean Covillo Elected to MOANA Region 1 Director

In September 2013, Jean Covillo, Managing Member of Excel Anesthesia, was elected as MoANA’s Region 1 Director.  MoANA, the Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists, is a state CRNA membership organization that works to advance the profession of nurse anesthesia, serving all citizens of Missouri. As Region 1 Director, Jean will represent and promote the professional […]