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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Physician Anesthesiologists Week

WHEREAS, physician anesthesiologists are guardians of patient safety in the operating room, delivery room, intensive care unit, and pain management clinics; and

WHEREAS, the 12 to 14 years of education and 12,000 to 16,000 hours of training that physician anesthesiologists receive prepare them to navigate life-and-death moments and to ensure patients receive the highest-quality care; and

WHEREAS, whether managing a crisis during surgery or labor and delivery, providing pain management, or caring for our veterans, physician anesthesiologists play a critical role in keeping patients safe in communities throughout the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, physician anesthesiologists are recognized leaders in the health care community and are committed to safe and high-quality patient care, educating patients on anesthesia safety, and reducing risks of complications before, during, and after surgery; and

WHEREAS, our citizens are urged to recognize physician anesthesiologists who serve critical care specialists and work to improve the safety of anesthesia and the well-being of surgical patients, chronic pain patients, and veterans each day;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize January 29-February 4, 2023, as PHYSICIAN ANESTHESIOLOGISTS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.