AANA Presents U.S. Representative Jen Kiggans With National Health Leadership Award

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — (AANA) – The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) recognized U.S. Representative Jen Kiggans (R-VA) as the winner of its National Health Leadership Award for 2024 at its Mid-Year Assembly, April 20-24, in Washington, DC.

The National Health Leadership Award was established in 1992 and is presented to individuals working at the federal government level who have made a significant contribution to the formation of national health policy. The award recognizes support for the vital role that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), also known as nurse anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists, play in providing access to cost-effective, quality anesthesia services to patients.

Kiggans is a freshman representative, serving Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She has already distinguished herself as one of AANA’s greatest champions and advocates in the U.S. House. Prior to her time spent in the Virginia legislature, Kiggans was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy and worked as a geriatric nurse practitioner.

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