Hilda R. Salomon, CRNA
Hilda Salomon (left) receives the 1958 Award of Appreciation from President Lillian Baird.
Miss Hilda Salomon of Philadelphia, past president of the AANA, received the Association’s Award of Appreciation at the annual banquet on August 20. A silver framed award of appreciation was presented by President Lillian G. Baird. Miss Salomon was also made an honorary life member following the unanimous vote of the members at the Tuesday business session. Miss Salomon received the seventh award presented by the Association in recognition of her many years of activity in both the state and national associations of nurse anesthetists, and in her long time interest in the education of nurse anesthetists.
Miss Betty O’Brien, president of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists, read a dedicatory speech outlining Miss Salomon’s many contributions to the nurse anesthetists, before presenting a gift to the AANA loan fund. This gift of more than $1,600 was transferred by the Pennsylvania Association from the Hilda Salomon fund to the AANA loan fund where it will remain in honor of Miss Salomon. Loans will be made in the name of Miss Salomon to students or members of the AANA. The loan fund continues Miss Salomon’s interest in students. During her 25 years at Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, she established the school of anesthesia for nurses, and during these years trained more than 200 students. Miss Salomon was president of the AANA in 1935. She helped organize the Pennsylvania Association the same year the AANA was organized, 1931, and helped organize the New Jersey Association.
An association pin and an arm bouquet of red roses were presented to Miss Salomon during the evening’s ceremony.
Source: AANA NewsBulletin. 1958;12(4):1,12