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.
 
Public Relations Recognition Awards Guidelines, Entry Form and Deadline
 
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.
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
2012
Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year: Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Best Overall Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association: Maine 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: Hospital of Saint Raphael School of Nurse Anesthesia
 
 
 
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