Linda Williams Receives AANA's 41st Annual Agatha Hodgins Award

  • Sep 3, 2015

For Immediate Release:  September 3, 2015    
For More Information Contact: AANA Public Relations
Park Ridge, Illinois – Linda R. Williams, CRNA, JD, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), received the 41st Annual Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, August 29-September 1, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment was established in 1975 to recognize a CRNA whose foremost dedication to excellence has furthered the art and science of nurse anesthesia. The award was established to honor Agatha Hodgins (1877-1945), founder and first president of the AANA.
A CRNA, educator, attorney, veteran, past president of the AANA, and former member of numerous state association boards and committees, Williams has proven herself a leader and a visionary. Famous for coining the phrase, “Students are 10 percent of our membership, but 100 percent of our future,” Williams sets the bar high for all in the nurse anesthesia profession through example and hard work. Her dedication and talent for communication at all levels helped to move the profession forward in her efforts to serve her vocation of nurse anesthesia.
“It is difficult to express my emotions about winning this award because throughout my adult life I have believed that being a CRNA is the best thing that can ever happen to a person professionally,” said Williams. “Contributing to the profession of nurse anesthesia has been an honor and a privilege and will continue.”
The AANA extends its congratulations to Linda Williams, CRNA, JD, on being the 2015 Agatha Hodgins Award winner for Outstanding Accomplishment.