JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –
An Army nurse has received national recognition for her commitment to critically ill patients and their families in the midst of a global health crisis.
Lt. Col. DeAnna Hutchings, Brooke Army Medical Center’s chief of critical care, is one of 18 nurses – and the only military nurse – to receive the 2021 Circle of Excellence award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Hutchings is also one of only two nurses recognized in Texas.
“It’s incredibly humbling,” she said. “I work with so many amazing medical professionals and support personnel who work incredibly hard and deserve recognition. It’s a surreal feeling to be singled out for this honor.”