see Memo about Modified Phase-in of CROWNWeb
of this memo is to provide the ESRD Medicare Providers in Network 5
with information about the phased implementation of CROWNWeb.
Mary Ann Casuga, Cap. Chap. member and nephrology nurse
at Virginia Hospital Center, passed the CNN exam sponsored by the
Capitol Chapter on November 15th. Mary Ann diligently studied available
materials including the review course provided by the ANNA
national office to each chapter. Congratulations, Mary Ann
ANNA is a professional nursing association composed of
more than 12,000 nephrology nurses.
The Association is dedicated to advancing nephrology nursing practice
and positively influencing outcomes for patients with kidney or other
disease processes requiring replacement therapies through advocacy,
scholarship, and excellence. Learn more about ANNA at our Web site www.annanurse.org
We are constantly posting new events and educational programs. Please
visit our educational
programming page for information on upcoming events.
ANNA Capitol Chapter
Jeannette La Chat has been in the Nephrology field for 30 years beginning
with her military assignment in the Renal Transplant and Dialysis Depts.
at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Her current position is Clinical
Services Specialist for DaVita in the Maryland-DC area.
Jeannette has been an active member of the Capitol Chapter for many
years and as server as President, Past-President, and Secretary in past
years. Her interests include cross-stitching, reading, gardening.
Shelly Padovan has been an ANNA member since 1986. She has held officer
positions for the Baltimore chapter for three terms and has served as
the Capitol chapter treasurer the past two years. She is the nurse clinical
specialist for Alcavis International, Inc. This Gaithersburg, Maryland
based company manufactures and distributes infection control products
to dialysis and other specialty markets. She also is a certified wound
care nurse. Shelly is married and enjoys travel, running and her sphynx
Open to interested candidates
Legislative Representative for Cap. Chap.:
Zarita Pearson's interest in health care public policy increased when
she hosted an ESRD Education Day tour of her Ultimate Renal Care of
Hyattesville, MD for a local politician. This spring Zarita attended
the ANNA Health Policy Workshop held here in Washington, D.C. for ANNA
chapter and national representatives across the country. Zarita
has agreed to be our Cap. Chapt. Representative which is interesting
since we have members in MD, VA and DC. Zarita is Director
of Nursing for Ultimate Renal Care. She is also one of the owners
of Advanced Dialysis Center which is a privately owned entity providing
dialysis services within the nursing ome/rehabilitation center setting. Zarita
strongly encourage staff to pursue life long learning. She sponsors
staff at ANNA programs including hosting audio conferences.
Zarita has been a member of ANNA since 2001.
Angella Cole, RN, BSN, CNN, CM volunteered to manage the e-list for
the Capitol Chapter several years ago and what a job she has done. Angella
is the link to the membership updating the list periodically and sending
out announcements in a timely manner. Angella is a Staff Nurse
as well as a Relief Charge Nurse which also involves duties as Access
Manager, Adequacy Manager, Vaccination/Immunology Manager and nurse
collaborator with the dietician to handle osteodystrophy changes. One
thing you must remember about Angella is that she is a BIG FAN of the
Dallas Cowboys!! She enjoys swimming, walking, surfing the internet
and playing web games.
Family is very important to Angella. Her father recently retired after
career as Minister of Religion for 44 years. Her mother has endured
significant health challenges in recent years which led to her retirement
after 17 years as a high school English teacher. Angella has a
sister who teaches kindergarten in Richmond, VA. and a brother who lives
in the Bahamas where he is an attorney for the Government of the Bahamas.
Angella has been a member of ANNA since 1999.