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President's Message, November 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  
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Thanksgiving is nearly here and I am sending my heartfelt thanks to the members of WAPA . I’m sure many of you have thought about how you impact the lives of patients and have gotten thanks from them for the care you provide. How many times has a patient said to you “thanks for squeezing me in"; "thanks for calling me with my results"; "thanks for telling me that funny joke as it made my day"; and "thank you for caring”? We have all gotten thanks from our patients and that thankfulness is a motivator to keep us active and engaged with our patients.

I am thankful for all of you, too. Thanks for your involvement with WAPA and for caring about our organization. We are embarking on a new path forward with model state legislation (MSL) and other efforts to highlight the PA profession. The WAPA board will be engaging all members to think about how they can help the efforts for MSL so stay tuned for more details which are sure to come in 2017.

Until then enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday that is upon us and THANK YOU for being a WAPA member.

Paula Havisto, MS, PA-C
WAPA President