PA Week 2020

PA Week 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020

October 6-12 is Physician Assistant's (PA) Week. Gothenburg Health is so grateful for our caring PA's: Mike Crisman, Aaron Salomon and Natalie Waskowiak. Mike, Aaron, and Natalie do an exceptional job of providing high-quality patient care to our community.

What is #PAweek? Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. Before it was a weeklong event, National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs. October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD.

This PA Week is especially significant as it falls during a global pandemic. PAs have stepped up in major ways, including serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, putting their health at risk every day to care for our patients. During this challenging time, PAs have not only proven themselves as flexible, adaptable, and collaborative – but also ESSENTIAL. Essential to healthcare. Essential to patients.