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Mary J. Bigongiari, CRNA, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Bigongiari has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of nursing, entrepreneurship, and higher education

    OAK PARK, IL, December 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mary J. Bigongiari, CRNA, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Bigongiari celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Bigongiari, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, serves as the owner of MB Anesthesia Services Inc. in Oak Park, Illinois. Providing in-office and hospital anesthesia for patients, she also negotiates contracts and takes on assigned cases by the head of the department. Some of Ms. Bigongiari's hospital affiliations have included the Heartland Regional Medical Center and Salem Township Hospital.

Crediting much of her success on her four decades of longevity in the field, Ms. Bigongiari's diverse experience includes working as a staff anesthetist for Saint Mary Nazareth and Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Hospital in Chicago and as the chief anesthetist for Louise Burg Hospital and Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago. She has also contributed her time and expertise to academia, beginning in 1974 as an instructor and practitioner for Rush University College, as a faculty member and court director for Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Hospital, and as a faculty member and clinical coordinator for Rush University. Looking toward the future, as Ms. Bigongiari prepares for retirement, she hopes to return to the classroom and share her extensive knowledge with students.

Among her other noteworthy roles, Ms. Bigongiari served as a guest lecturer at the Air Force Flight Nurse School at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas, a consultant to the surgeon general on flight nursing in Washington, and a flight nurse instructor at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Additionally, she was a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross and an independent controller for Anesthesia Services of Chicago. Well qualified in her field, Ms. Bigongiari is a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Bigongiari was active in various civic and nonprofit organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. Volunteering her time, she was a first aid nurse for its annual bike ride fundraiser. To support her career, Ms. Bigongiari is a professional member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Heart Association.

Ms. Bigongiari prepared for her professional career by acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Loyola University in 1967. The following year, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, through which she served to the rank of a lieutenant colonel. Ms. Bigongiari later earned a Master of Science at the University of California in 1972, followed by a diploma in anesthesia at Rush University in 1978.

For her military contributions, Ms. Bigongiari was decorated with a Commendation Medal from the U.S. Air Force. She notes her experience in the military as considerably rewarding, since it significantly helped to establish order in her life and career. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Bigongiari has been cited in various editions of Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women.

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