Health Leadership Award

Purpose
The AANA National Health Leadership Award, established in 1992, is presented to an individual working at the federal government level who had made a significant contribution to the formation of national health policy. The Award recognizes the individual’s support in this process for the vital role that CRNAs play in providing access to cost-effective, quality anesthesia services.
 
Award
The Award crystal is inscribed with the recipient’s name and the year of the presentation. The recipient’s name is also added to a plaque bearing the names of previous recipients, which is displayed in the AANA Washington, D.C. Office. The Award is presented during the AANA Mid-Year Assembly.
 
Eligibility
The nominee must be an individual who serves or has served as a federal legislator, federal legislative staff, or federal regulatory agency staff. In this position, the nominee must:
  • Have shown significant support for the profession of nurse anesthesia in the federal legislative or regulatory arena.
  • Be recognized as an outstanding contributor to the formation of national health policy. 

 

Please send all nomination letters to :

 

AANA Federal Government Affairs Office
25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20001-8400

 

For more information call 202-484-8400

 

 

 
Past Recipients
 
1992
Senator Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD)
 
1993
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI)
 
1994
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)
 
1995
Senator John H. Chaffee (R-RI)
 
1996
Congressman Dan Schaefer (R-CO)
 
1997
Congressman Sharrod Brown (D-OH)
 
1998
Congressman Charlie Norwood (R-GA)
 
1999
Congressman Jim Nussle (R-IA)
 
2000
Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI)
 
2001
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA)
 
2002
Congressman Dave Hobson (R-OH)
 
2003
Congressman Roy Blunt (R-MO)
 
2004
Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-CT)
 
2005
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
 
2006
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA)
 
2007
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
 
2008
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
 
2009
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
 
2010
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
 
2011
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
 
2012
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
 
2013
Marilyn Tavenner, RN, MHA, FACHE
 
 2014
Rep. David P. Joyce (R-OH)