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09/07/2021 04A.i. Surgical Technologist Week proclamation °F`Y�'`,1`1°''a • l'41 rr 11 i iO enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No.A.i. For Meeting of: September 7, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Surgical Technologist Week proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Valerie Smith will accept the proclamation. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type ID Surgical Technologist Week proclamation 8/12/2021 Corer Memo 2 CITY OF TAlluviA PROCLAMATION `4&-f3EcEfS,for over 60 years, surgical technology has grown to meet the ever- increasing demandforwelteducated, highCy-skiltedandversatile surgical technologists; and WHEREAS, surgical technologists are entrusted with the lives andwellbeing of patients and provide a critical service during surgical-procedures; and WHEREAS, over 90,000 surgical-technologists nationwide are an integralpart of the surgical team committed to providing the highest quality of surgicalcare to patients; and WHEREAS, surgical technologists are responsible for the application of sterile and aseptic technique in the operating room, ensuring that equipment functions properly and facilitating safe and effective conduct during invasive surgical-procedures; and WHEREAS, surgical technologists strive to prevent fife-threatening surgicalsite infections and maximize patient safety; and WHEREAS, Certted Surgical-7echnologistsgraduate from an accredited program and receive certification conferred by the wationalPoard of Surgical-Technology and Surgical Assisting based upon passage of the national-examination; and `Gh`XEREAS, the surgical technologist's motto `Aeger Primo, the patient first"reflects totalcommitment to patient safety and advocacy, NOW tERETORE, I, Patricia Byers, Wtayor of the City of'Yakima and on behalf of the 'Yakima City Council- do hereby proclaim the weekof September 19-25, 2021 as "ScORGICAL TLC.JfWoLOGISTS WEE(" in the City of'Yakima, and encourage all-citizens to join me in acknowledging the important rote of surgicaltechnologists in the care and recovery of their patients. Dated this 7th day of September, 2021 Patricia Byers, Wtayor