TANA's Patty Cornwell Practitioner of the Year Award

This year at the 83rd Annual Meeting TANA's 2020 Patty Cornwell Practitioner of the Year Award was awarded to Lisa Lucas DNP, CRNA, APRN from Collierville, Tennessee.

This award is voted on annually by the TANA Board and given to a TANA member in good standing who has made a significant contribution to the profession of nurse anesthesia in Tennessee. The purpose of this award is to “recognize excellence in anesthesia practice as a clinician, educator and/or researcher." The winner of this award is announced and recognized each year at TANA’s Annual Meeting.

2020 Practitioner of the Year Recipient
Lisa Lucas, DNP, CRNA, APRN - Collierville, Tennessee

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As noted by Dr. Lucas’ coworkers, “Lisa Lucas DNP, CRNA joined the Memphis VA Medical Center as a staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in 2008. From that moment, her professional goal was to serve veterans at the Memphis VAMC. She has fulfilled that goal and continues to this day making the Memphis VAMC the best place for veterans”.

Also noted by her peers, “Dr. Lucas has a reputation for being a respected change agent who will tackle obstacles to improve patient safety. In fact, she regularly receives inquiries from CRNAs in the private sector who want to work for her at the Memphis VAMC. Under her direction, the Memphis VAMC Operating Room has risen to the top of the VISN on key productivity indicators. Under her direction, the Memphis VAMC Operating Room has risen to the top of the VISN on key productivity indicators. Her leadership and progressive thinking are instrumental to moving CRNA practice forward.”

TANA congratulates Lisa Lucas!

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