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Achievements and Awards
In November 2016, five Nurse Anesthetists formed Our Hearts Your Hands Inc. to help raise awareness about anesthesia care.
Continue reading to learn
about their achievements and awards. 

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  • One (1) board member serves on a United Nations committee.

  • Four (4) Board Members Received the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment

    • 1998: Sandra Ouellette​

    • 2006: Susan Caulk

    • 2012: Jackie Rowles

    • 2014: Betty Horton

  • All Board Members Are Experts in Nurse Anesthesia Education and Accreditation of National Educational Programs

  • Three (3) Board Members Received the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA) Hermi Lohnert Award for Outstanding Service

  • Our founder received the 2022 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology Foundation Rita L. Leblanc Philanthropist of the Year Award.

  • Three (3) Board Members have been selected as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

  • Two (2) Board Members Are Former AANA Presidents

  • Two (2) Board Members Are International Educational Program Accreditation Visitors

  • One (1) Board Member Is the Current President of the IFNA

  • One (1) Board Member Is a Past President of IFNA

  • One (1) Board Member Has International Accreditation Development Experience

  • One (1) Board Member has been an international consultant in Africa for decades and is the 2015 Global Humanitarian Hero Citation Lifebox Corp/WHO Leadership International Award Winner

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