The Janice Drake CRNA Humanitarian Award is presented to a CRNA who volunteers and provides anesthesia, education and training in needy areas of the United States and overseas. Click here to read a message from Janice Drake, founder of the Humanitarian Award on why she started her endowment fund.
The winner of the 2014 Janice Drake CRNA Humanitarian award is Erin M. Cushing, CRNA, MS. Erin traveled to Rwanda to work with The International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD) to develop a sustainable program of care for women suffering the aftermath of obstetric trauma. She had the opportunity to experience full scope of anesthesia practice and to use agents and techniques that are not common in the US such as tetracaine spinals, halothane, and oxygen extractors.
Previous Humanitarians of the Year
2012 - Ronda L. Davis, CRNA, MSN
2013 - Marion W. Njoroge, CRNA, MS
Application materials for the Janice Drake CRNA Humanitarian Award.