Public Relations Recognition Awards-2008 Entries

Winning Entries

 

Category A – Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year
(to be awarded to an individual, organization, or state association)
Winner – Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 

The Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists produced a yearlong billboard campaign promoting CRNAs with reference to a website for further public education on a state-specific issue: AAs.

MOANA winning entry for Best Overall Public Relations Effort for the Past Year

 


 
Category B – Best Public Relations Effort by a Small State Association
Winner – Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 

The Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists aimed to strengthen Idahoans' awareness and knowledge of nurse anesthetists in its state. They displayed the IDANA PR booth at the Idaho Health and Fitness Fair in Boise in October 2007. They advertised the PR campaign logo for National Nurse Anesthetists Week in a local paper with a broad circulation. They also promoted an advertisement to Idahoans to educate them regarding nurse anesthetists via the AANA's video "CRNAs: We'll be Watching," which was shown in movie theaters throughout the state for a four-week time frame. They attended a casual ski weekend with Senator Mike Crapo to increase the awareness of nurse anesthetists in the state, putting faces to the names of nurse anesthetists. IDANA was recognized at the 97th annual Lincoln Day banquet in February 2008 during a slide show, and various activities throughout the event. Finally, during Mid-Year Assembly, IDANA met with Senator Larry Craig, who expressed his support of Idaho nurse anesthetists.

Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2008 Winning Entry

 


  

 

Category C – Best promotional effort for National Nurse Anesthetists Week
(to be awarded to an individual, organization, or state association)
Winner – Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists

 

 

The Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists coordinated a statewide endeavor during National Nurse Anesthetists Week, developing a program called "PA NAP CAP," which stands for Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Professionals Caring About Pennsylvanians. Students and CRNAs from Pennsylvania's nurse anesthesia programs participated in various outreach activities that included volunteering at local soup kitchens and shelters, donating food and needed items and educating the public about the role of a CRNA. More than 400 CRNAs, students and friends participated in this event, providing more than 200 hours of service and serving more than 5,000 needy Pennsylvanians.


 


   
Category D – Best Public Relations Effort by an Individual, Small Group, Organization, or Company Not Affiliated with a State Association
Winner - Hastings Anesthesiology Associates, Nebraska
 

Hastings Anesthesiology held "Anesthesia Jeopardy" in January 2008 during National Nurse Anesthetists Week. They had roughly 16 contestants, and about 70 others who either participated in the additional activities, shared in refreshments, or were spectators. Contestants from throughout various hospital departments participated in the first game. Contestants from Surgical Services combined to participate in the second game. Other activities involving children as well as adults took place. Local press interviewed and promoted the activities, and feedback from the participants was very positive.

Best Public Relations Effort by an Individual, Small Group, Organization, or Company Not Affiliated with a State Association

 


 
AANA wishes to thank the other entrants for participating in the
Public Relations Recognition Awards competition
  • Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation (New Orleans, La.)
  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (Germany)

 

Recognition Awards