APSF recognizes and thanks those individuals who have generously supported APSF through an estate or legacy gift.
We believe that foundations such as the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation are fundamental to the future development of anesthesiology. The APSF is especially important to us as improving perioperative patient safety is such a noble cause and has been a major goal for us during our careers. We are proud to have the opportunity to help APSF fulfill its vision that “no one shall be harmed by anesthesia care.”
Drs. Warner are anesthesiologists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Mary Ellen has served as president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library Museum and is vice-president of the Anesthesia Foundation. Mark has served as president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, been a director of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education & Research, and is president of the APSF. Two of their sons and two of their daughters-in-law also are anesthesiologists at Mayo Clinic.
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) was established in 1985 with the vision “that no patient shall be harmed by anesthesia.” A foundation dedicated solely to advocate for anesthesia patient safety was the goal of APSF’s founding president, Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD. Today, APSF and anesthesiology are recognized world wide as pioneers in advocating for patient safety.
I had the privilege of following Dr. Pierce as the second president of APSF (1997-2016) and it was on the “shoulders of those early pioneers in APSF’s history” that during my presidency APSF was able to both continue and expand its role in pursuing its mission that “no patient shall be harmed by anesthesia.”
Having been intensely involved with the APSF since its creation in 1985, of course we are supporting its long-term survival and success, including through a contingent legacy grant as part of our estate plan.