Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award

 
Purpose
The Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award was established in 1986 by the AANA Council for Public Interest in Anesthesia. This award recognizes the accomplishments of CRNAs involved in direct patient care, who have made an important contribution to the advancement of nurse anesthesia practice.
 
The Award became the Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award in 1998 to honor Alice Magaw (1860-1928), nurse anesthetist to the Mayo brothers (1893-1908). Dr. Charles H. Mayo bestowed the title "Mother of Anesthesia" on Magaw, a "peerless anesthetist" who combined open drop ether and talking soothingly to patients during the administration of the anesthetic. Magaw shared her expertise with the medical community by writing five articles, the first publication by a nurse anesthetist, with her observations on administering anesthetics and training nurses sent by leading surgeons.
 
Award
The Award is inscribed with the recipient’s name and the year of presentation. The recipient’s name is also added to a plaque bearing the names of previous recipients, which is displayed in the AANA Executive Office. The Award is presented during the AANA Annual Meeting.
 
Eligibility
The nominee must be or have been a CRNA who has been actively involved in improving the quality of patient care. The nominee may be living or deceased.
 
 
Past Recipients
 
1986
Carolyn J. Nicholson, CRNA
 
1987
Julie Spores, CRNA, MAE
 
1988
Betty C. Petree, CRNA
 
1989
Janice James Arrott, CRNA
 
1990
Narda Dorman Croughwell, CRNA
 
1991
Laura Esther Park, CRNA
 
1992
Leon G. Helton, CRNA
 
1993
John Scott McGlothlen, CRNA
 
1994
Elaine M. Klein, CRNA, PhD
 
1995
Kishwaukee Anesthesiology Associates, Sycamore, Illinois:
James Dionisopoulos, CRNA, BS
Joseph Earl, CRNA, BA
Ben F. Harrison, MD
Jerry L. Loch, CRNA, PhD
Louis Pierce, CRNA, BS
Kenneth Potts, CRNA, BA 
 
1996
LaRayne Oltz, CRNA
Tafford Oltz, CRNA
 
1997
Jeanne Mazzoni Coffey, CRNA, BSN
 
1998
Michael A. Geisler, CRNA, BSN
 
1999
Jack M. Neary, CRNA, MSNA
 
2000
Charles A. Reese, CRNA, PhD
 
2001
Steven R. Wooden, CRNA, MS
 
2002
Sarah T. Johnson, CRNA
 
2003
David C. Pederson, CRNA
 
2004
James Bodoh, CRNA
 
2005
Jackie S. Rowles, CRNA, MBA, MA, FAAPM
 
2006
Louise Hershkowitz, CRNA, MSHA
 
2007
Ferenc Szasz, CRNA
 
2008
Virginia Scherler, CRNA
 
2009
Adrienne C. Montesanti, CRNA
 
2010
Suzanne T. Brown, CRNA, BSN
 
2011
James M. Temo, CRNA, MSN, MBA
 
2012
​Bonnie T. Winters, CRNA, ANP
 
2013
Mark E. Vandolah, CRNA, MAE
 
 
 
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