LAKELAND, Fla., Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lois Marie Wygonik, R.N., CRNA, NP, ARNP, ProfessorEmeritus, is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional Member in the Nursing field.
Lois Marie Wygonik is a retired Certified Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
She spent 56 years in the field of nursing and anesthesia, and currently continues to serve the field by working with aspiring nurses as a Professor Emeritus until being transferred to Florida, Lois taught Anesthesia to students (1983) at the Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania.
"Florida Anesthesia Associates P.A is a group of highly qualified Physician Anesthesiologists formed in 1974 to provide organized single group anesthesia coverage to Winter Haven Hospital, Women's Hospital, and various eye clinics," the practice's website states.
In addition to her work in the field and in the classroom, Lois served as Co-Chairman of "Tidings," the bi-monthly magazine of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. The magazine is created to discuss the Nurse Anesthetists' events, scientific data and findings and features on highlighted members of the association from Pennsylvania.
"The key to my success is being a survivor after brain surgery, which left me with many temporary and permanent problems," Lois said. "My advice to those entering the field is to be a dedicated healthcare worker."
After earning her Nursing Degree in 1960 at Butler Memorial Hospital, Lois became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist from Allegheny Valley Hospital (Natrona Heights, FL) in 1962 and completed her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing in 1974 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
To further her professional development, Lois is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Additionally, she also served on many committees for the Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthetists, and still serves as a Professor Emeritus at the Winter Haven Hospital teaching and practicing in all aspects of anesthesia in Winter Haven, FL.
As a testament to her outstanding accomplishments in the field, the President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists appointed Lois as Chairman of the Public Relations Committee at their national convention in Arizona. Furthermore, she presented at a Federal Post Office Substation which came to the Convention Hotel for two days. Federal Employees placed a cancellation on stamps to advertise the 50th Anniversary of the CRNA. There were thousands of stamp collectors all over the world who were made aware of the Certified Registered Nurse Anestethist (CRNA)
When not working, Lois enjoys rescuing animals and collecting exotic birds, as well as reading, and doing home renovations. She dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her mother, Stella Tomaszewski Wygonik, as well as to Betty Augustino, CRNA and to Betty Soisson, CRNA, who is missed very much.
For more information, visit www.flanesthesia.com.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, [email protected]
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who
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