Posted: Monday May 14, 2012
Beverly Silvis, CRNA, MS, MBA, DNP, of Excela Health’s School of Anesthesia, has been named Program Director of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
She was nominated by students in the program with a supporting letter of recommendation from the Excela Health Office of Medical Affairs, which oversees the school.
The letter from Associate Chief Medical Officer Carol Fox, MD, read in part “Her commitment to and passion for education is unparalleled. … She has spent a great deal of time identifying potential improvements for our clinical teaching locations and her attention to enhancing our curriculum to better meet the educational needs of our adult learners has been very well received.” The letter also noted her efforts to move the program from master’s preparation to doctoral certification, all the while maintaining a clinical practice in addition to her role as educator and mentor.
The school is conducted in cooperation with Saint Vincent College.