Hodgins’ 140th Birthday Celebrated and Honored

On June 17, 1931, Agatha Hodgins gathered together a group of Lakeside Hospital School of Anesthesia alumnae and held the first organizational meeting of the National Association of Nurse Anesthetists (later renamed the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 1939) at Lakeside Hospital. She was elected the first president of AANA (1931-1933) and was named honorary president in 1933. She served as a trustee from 1933 to 1945.

At this year’s Annual Congress, her 140th birthday will be honored during “Celebrating Agatha Hodgins and Her Legacy,” Sunday at 9:30 a.m., room 615-617. During the session, presenter Sandra Ouellette, MEd, CRNA, FAAN, will examine Hodgins’ accomplishments and use them as a lens through which to view contemporary issues.