The OSUCCC-James and Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center welcomed Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) on Sept. 19 for a discussion on the practice of physician assistants (PAs) at Ohio State. Rep. Gonzales has sponsored HB 284, the physician assistants modernization bill.
Government Affairs staff joined the discussion along with OSUCCC Director and James CEO Michael A. Caligiuri, MD; Michael Miller, MD; Robert Ruberg, MD; and Andy Thomas, MD; PAs Howard Paskett, Scott Cackler and Melissa Bowlby; Chief Nursing Officer Susan Brown, PhD, RN; Associate Executive Director Kris Kipp; and Heather Brom, CNP.
The discussion enabled Gonzales to learn about how PAs assist in orthopedics and plastic surgery, in particular. It also provided insight into the practice of APNs and PAs within the system.
Several leaders at the OSUCCC-James joined Ohio Rep. Anne Gonzales (front, third from left) for a Sept. 19 discussion on the practice of physician assistants at Ohio State.