Ted Morris is currently serving as the President-Elect for the Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetists (UANA). This is his 5th year on the board and he enjoys being involved, meeting new people, making positive change, traveling, and serving others that have a need.
Ted’s education and career have allowed him to return to his hometown of Ogden, Utah. Ted attended Weber State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduation he immediately started working in the ER and ICU at LDS Hospital. He loved the autonomy that was given to him as an ICU nurse and was eager to learn more about anesthesia. He attended the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and graduated in 2001. He stayed on staff at the Mayo Clinic for 8 months and then accepted a position with Lone Peak Anesthesia in American Fork, Utah. He worked there for 5 years. He then accepted a position at Ogden Regional Hospital. He is currently the Chief CRNA of a group of 10 CRNAs and 6 MDAs.
Ogden Regional Hospital is a level 2 trauma center. They get a wide range of cases including; trauma, vascular, lungs, general, ortho, gynecological, podiatry, eyes, peds, urology, and robotic. They also cover an OB practice that does about 200-250 deliveries per month.
Ted loves the anatomy and physiology as well as the constant change in anesthesia. He enjoys learning about medicine, its affects on the body, and then putting them into practice.
Ted has been married to his very supportive wife of 21 years. They have 4 children. The oldest was 1 month old when he started anesthesia school and she is now 17 years old. He has a 12-year-old daughter who just started junior high and twins (boy and girl) that are 10 and in the 4th grade. He loves spending his free time with them. They love to ski in the winter, camp and boat in the summer, and take a yearly family vacation.
Ted has found his commitment and service to UANA to be a blast. He realizes that not being involved is not an option. There is so much going on and changing. We can choose to be involved or stand back and hope someone will do it for us. Ted looks forward to being president of the UANA and challenges all others who read this bio to get involved and make a small commitment, but a huge difference in our future.