Kevin Gurney

Kevin Gurney ARNP, CRNA

AOW – Anesthetists of Washington, LLC.

Our anesthesia provider, Kevin Gurney, is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). Kevin completed his Master of Science, Nursing degree at Hamot Medical School, Gannon University, in Erie, Pennsylvania.  He completed anesthesia clinicals throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio in a variety of settings and working with all levels of trauma.

Kevin has worked with all levels of trauma in hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) and dental clinics throughout Washington State.  He has provided anesthesia at Astria Medical Center in Yakima, Prosser Memorial, Morton General, Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, and Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak.  Kevin has been providing anesthesia for 11 years and has specialized in mobile dental anesthesia for 8 years.

Kevin was raised in Utah and enjoys living in the West with all the outdoor opportunities and diverse beauty that is found here.  He loves spending time with his family, fishing and camping.  Kevin has a great sense of humor and truly enjoys helping others.

Kevin Gurney’s Credentials


AANA (American Association of Nurse Anethestists)

WANA (Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists)

NBCRNA (National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists)

WSSMDA (Washington State Society of Mobile Dental Anesthesia)


CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)

ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner)

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

BLS (Basic Life Support)

Our mission is to bring excellence in anesthesia care close to home in the familiarity and comfort of the provider’s office.  We strive to decrease pain and allow patients and providers to complete procedures which will improve quality of life and overall health.  We keep a focus on patient safety as we work to make a positive impact on each person we meet through personalized interaction and treatment plans.

We care about people and want to make a positive impact in the lives of those with whom we interact.  Our provider, Kevin Gurney, had two daughters experience extended health care needs.  Kevin was able to see the positive impact nurses and providers made in the quality of life for his own family.  This experience led Kevin to change career paths and strive to make a difference for good in the lives of others.  At AOW, we strive to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief and help patients get through difficult situations so they can focus on the things they enjoy!

Being involved in the community in which we live, work and play is something that has always been very important to us.  We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world with the freedoms we enjoy.  We appreciate an opportunity to give back to the community around us!  We have enjoyed helping with local sports teams, homeless shelters, and outreach programs for youth.


“I wanted to thank you for your care and compassion during my procedures yesterday. I don’t remember leaving the dentist yesterday and didn’t have a chance to thank you in person. If (when?) I ever need sedation services at my dentist again I will certainly put my trust in you again. Thank you again!” -Nathan

“I was so nervous to have my wisdom teeth taken out, I’ve had them for 18 years!  I was given the option to be sedated and decided to go for it and was so glad I did.  Kevin did a great job answering my questions and making me feel like I was in good hands.  The extraction went great and my recovery went better than I expected!  I would highly recommend getting sedated for any dental anxiety, Kevin and Cheryl are wonderful!” -Samantha

“I want to thank you for a very professional and pleasant experience.” -Richard

“The complete operation was seamless and professional.  I have been completely pain-free.  Both Kevin and Casey met the highest standards of performance.  The administrative staff was of high quality and facilitation.   I would highly recommend AOW to anyone.”  -K. Charboneau

Everything went great and was well explained.

-Trevor T.

Plain down to earth guy who does his job well. We need more people like that. He’s very confident in what he does and it shows!

– Robert R.

Got the needle on the first try!

-Lisa V.

Everything is always great with everyone here.


Meet Our Team

Cheryl Gurney
Cheryl GurneyOffice Manger
Cheryl loves interacting with patients, providers and office staff! She provides all scheduling needs for our offices, credentialing, contracting, and patient followup. She enjoys the diversity of working with so many great people and locations! Cheryl’s hobbies are family time, gardening, piano and crochet.
Lauren Gurney
Lauren GurneyOffice Technician
Lauren is responsible for office organization, filing and labels. Lauren is great at creating team building opportunities. Lauren loves to sing, play piano, garden and be involved in plays or musicals at West Valley High School or in the Yakima Valley.
Heather Gurney
Heather GurneyOffice Technician
Heather helps with maintaining our websites and social media as well as assists in the office. Heather is going to school at USU where she will be going through the BSN program. She loves to make others laugh, reading a good book, making art, going swimming, and being outdoors.
Brin Gurney
Brin GurneyHIPAA Compliance
Brin is our HIPAA Compliance Officer and helps to ensure patient information is well protected. She occasionally assists with procedures as needed and helps in our office. She graduated in the spring of 2020 with her Bachelor of Nursing from USU. Brin is now working at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on the telemetry/stroke/oncology floor. She enjoys spending time with her husband and young child. Brin also loves to go fishing, sleeping, being outdoors, playing with her dogs, and watching movies.
Casey Poor
Casey PoorAnesthesia Tech, LPN
Casey provides nursing and support services for Kevin and patients on busy anesthesia days. Casey has broad experience as a nurse in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care, and as an anesthesia tech in both office based and hospital settings. Casey loves to spend time with his family and going fishing.

AOW Motto

“Making Life Less Painful”

Dental Offices

Replace Anxiety with Relaxation

Comfort & Safety

Relieve anxiety and keep patients in the familiarity of your office.

Surgical Centers

Pain Blocks & General Anesthesia

Reduce Costs & Travel

Minimize patient cost and provide needed services for your patients.

Medical Clinics

Blocks & Steroid Injections

For pain & procedures

Conscious Sedation or general anesthesia