It's NATIONAL PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS WEEK, and at Crouse we’ve got the very best. With 104 years of combined experience among them, our 16 PAs play a critical role as key members of the surgical services team.
They provide 24/7 “first assist” coverage for the wide range of surgical specialties offered at Crouse, including general surgery; orthopedics; robotics; urology; spine; bariatrics; GYN; obstetrics; and colorectal.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the PA profession has grown to 83,600 practicing clinicians - a far leap from the three who started back in 1967. By 2020, that number is expected to grow another 30%, more than double the average growth rate across all occupations of 14%. You'll also see PAs in our Emergency Department and
“At Crouse, we have the very best PAs I’ve ever worked with,” says Crouse urology chief and former Duke Medical University surgeon David Albala, MD. “They’re very good at what they do, they’re team players and they’re absolutely integral to the quality reputation Crouse has in this community for its surgical services program. I’m proud to work in the OR with them.”