Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after being awarded the National Health Leadership Award by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA):
“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our essential workers in ways that were not previously imaginable. I am proud of work accomplished to improve access to health care for all Americans, especially those in rural and underserved areas. This couldn’t have been done without our health care providers, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). It is an honor to be recognized by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with the National Health Leadership Award.”
The National Health Leadership Award was established in 1922. It recognizes an individual on the federal government level who supports the vital role that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have in providing access to cost-effective quality anesthesia services. To be eligible for the National Health Leadership award, a nominee must serve as a federal legislator, federal legislative staff, or federal regulatory agency staff. The awardee must show significant support for the profession of nurse anesthesia, and they must be an outstanding contributor to the formation of the national health policy.
Learn more about the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ National Health Leadership award online here.