Public Relations Recognition Award

Purpose
The Public Relations Recognition Award was established in 1981 by the Public Relations Committee
to honor and officially recognize the state association, school, group, or CRNA that has
contributed the most to the positive image of the nurse anesthesia profession during the year.
 
In 2003, to acknowledge the growing interest in public relations among members and state
associations, AANA expanded the award to include three categories: Best Promotional Effort for
National Nurse Anesthetists Week, Best Public Relations Efforts by a Small State Association, and
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year.
 
In 2005 a fourth category - Best Public Relations Effort by an Organization
Not Affiliated with a State Association - was added. In 2006 it was expanded to include entries
by individuals, small groups, and companies.
 
Award
The Public Relations Recognition Award, an individual plaque, is presented during the AANA Annual
Meeting. The recipient’s name is also inscribed on a plaque that is displayed in the AANA
Executive Office.
 
Eligibility
Any state association, education district, hospital, clinic, educational institution, individual
CRNA, CRNA group, company, or other entity that has prepared and submitted evidence of positive
public relations activities for CRNAs during the year shall be considered for the Recognition
Award.
 
 
Past Recipients
 
1981
Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1982
Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1983
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1984
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1985
Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1986
New York Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1987
Education District 1 of the Ohio Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1988
Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1989
Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1990
Ohio Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1991
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1992
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1993
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1994
CRNAs Caring for America Awards
 
Best of the Best
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Outstanding Achievement: Individual CRNA
Patricia W. Hinter, CRNA
 
Outstanding Achievement: CRNA Group
UCLA/Olive View Medical Center
 
Outstanding Achievement: Student Nurse Anesthetist
Kathy Enzweiler, RN, BSN
 
Outstanding Achievement: Retiree
Goldie D. Brangman, CRNA, MEd
 
Outstanding Achievement: Military
Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program, Class of 1995
 
Outstanding Achievement: International/Humanitarian
Kathleen M. Chance, CRNA
 
Largest Percentage of State Participation
Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Greatest Number of Hours of Service
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best State Campaign
Ohio Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1995
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1996
Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1997
Rhode Island Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1998
North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
1999
Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
2000
North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
2001
Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
2002
North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
2003
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week:
Watauga Medical Center, Boone, N.C.
 
Best Public Relations Efforts by a Small State Association:
Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year:
Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
2004
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week:
Columbia University School of Nursing
Program in Nurse Anesthesia, Class of 2004
 
Best Public Relations Efforts by a Small State Association:
no entries received
 
Best Overall Public Relations Effort:
Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
2005
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association
Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
North Central Anesthesia Services, LLC, O'Neill, Neb.
 
Best Public Relations Effort by an Organization
Not Affiliated with a State Association
Hospital of Saint Raphael School of Nurse Anesthesia,
New Haven, Conn.
 
2006
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association
New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
Hastings Anesthesiology Associates, Hastings, Neb.
 
Best Public Relations Effort by an Individual, Small Group, Organization, or Company Not
Affiliated with a State Association
Carolina Anesthesia Associates, Hickory, N.C.
 
 2007
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association
Rhode Island Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by an Individual, Small Group, Organization, or Company Not
Affiliated with a State Association
Crozer Chester Medical Center/Villanova University Nurse Anesthesia Program
 
 2008
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association
Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by an Individual, Small Group, Organization, or Company Not
Affiliated with a State Association
Hastings Anesthesiology Associates, Hastings, Neb.
 
 2009
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association
Rhode Island Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by an Individual, Small Group, Organization, or Company Not
Affiliated with a State Association
Thomas Jefferson University Class of 2009
 
  2010
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association
Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
New York Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
2011
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Promotional Effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Public Relations Effort by an Individual, Small Group, Organization, or Company Not
Affiliated with a State Association
Chester-Crozer Medical Center