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Who's Who in Emergency Medical Transport!


Program of the Year Award
The PROGRAM OF THE YEAR AWARD recognizes an emergency medical program (national or international) that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, marketing ingenuity, community service and/or commitment to the medical transport community as a whole.

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  UC Health's Air Care & Mobile Care, Cincinnati, OH
Northwest MedSTAR, Spokane Valley, WA

LIFE STAR/Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
AIRLIFE Denver, Englewood, CO  
Life Flight Network, Aurora, OR
LifeFlight of Maine, Bangor, ME
Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport, Kansas City, MO
AirMed, University Health Care , Salt Lake City, UT
Angel One Transport, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR
Boston MedFlight/New England Life Flight, Inc., Boston, MA
CareFlight Air + Mobile, Dayton, OH
Mayo Medical Transport System, Rochester, MN
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) - Canada
EastCare, Greenville, NC
Survival Flight, Ann Arbor, MI
Cleveland Metro Life Flight, Cleveland, OH
MedCenter Air, Charlotte, NC

Marriott-Carlson Award
The MARRIOTT-CARLSON AWARD recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development, leadership or promotion of the emergency medical transport community and has been actively involved or participated in an emergency medical transport organization.

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  Frank Thomas, MD, MBA
Dr. Gregory Powell
Sandra Kinkade Hutton,RN, MSN, MBA
Donna York Clark, RN, MS, CFRN, CMTE
Ken King, EMT-P, BComm.
Kevin Hutton, MD, FACEP
Ralph Rogers, MD
Robert Simonson, MD
Edward Marasco, MPM, EMT-P, CMTE
Captain Boyd Mitchell & Rollie Parrish
Mindy Danovaro
Thomas Allenstein, RN, CMTE
Connie Schneider Eastlee, RN, MS, CMTE
Eileen Frazer, RN
James Russell Spray
Jane Wynn, RN, BSN, CMTE
Dudley Smith, MSHPA, CMTE
Malcolm Beattie
Susan Herron, RN, MBA
Ian Badham
David O. Smith
Larry Cooper
Rod Crane
David Samuels
Henry C. Cleveland, MD, D. Boyd Bigelow, MD & Dan Dracon, MD
Barbara Hess, RN
Karl Gills
Duane Moore
Marguerite Badger 

Jim Charlson Award
The JIM CHARLSON AWARD recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development or promotion of aviation and aviation safety within the air medical transport community.

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  Randy Mains
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Kent Johnson
Ed Stockhausen, CMTE
Mike Stanberry
Jonathan Godfrey, RN, CMTE
Ed MacDonald
Gary Campbell, ATP2, CFII
Kerry Berg
Ira Blumen, MD
Thomas P. Judge, CCT-P
Chuck Prudhomme
Tim Sukow
John "J" Heffernan
Michelle North, PhD
Dennis Beattie, CMTE
Lach Brown
John W. Isfort
Dave Watters, ATP
Audrey Snyder, RN, CFRN
Richard J. Fedorowicz, ATP
Daniel Reich
Eileen Frazer, RN
Don Wright & Tom Einhorn 

Barbara A. Hess Award

The BARBARA A. HESS AWARD recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the enhancement, development and/or promotion of the emergency medical industry through his/her research and/or educational efforts.

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Russell MacDonald, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Francis Xavier Guyette, III, MD, MS, MPH
Allen Wolfe, RN, MSN, CCRN, CFRN
Denise Landis, RN, MSA,CMTE 
Christopher Manacci, MSN, ACNP
Howard Werman, MD
Carolyn Nieman, RN, CEN, CFRN
Michael Day, RN, MSN, CCRN
Kyle Madigan, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, EMT
Michael Frakes, BSN, CFRN, CCRN, FP-C
Betty Kovach, RN, BSN, CCRN
Cheryl Wraa, RN
Daniel Hankins, MD, FACEP
Renee Holleran, RN, PhD
Ira Blumen, MD
William F. Rutherford, MD
Frank Thomas, MD
Kenneth J. Rhee, MD
Norman Snow, MD 
Jack Davis, MD
Roseann Krantz, RN
Nick Benson, MD

Critical Care Ground Award of Excellence
The CRITICAL CARE GROUND AWARD OF EXCELLENCE recognizes an individual or team that has made an outstanding contribution in a dedicated Critical Care Ground program in any of the following areas: enhancing safety, education, leadership, patient advocacy by developing or promoting improvement of patient care in the medical transport community.

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Boston MedFlight Ground Critical Care, Boston, MA
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Sunstar Paramedics Critical Care Transport, Largo, FL
WakeMed Health & Hospitals/Mobile Critical Care Services, Raleigh, NC
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Transport Team, Cincinnati, OH         
Scott James, RN,MBA,CFRN,NREMT-P
Nationwide Chldren's Hospital Critical Care Transport, Columbus, OH
Laura Lee Demmons, RN, MBA
Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport, Kansas City, MO
Airlink, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
Gina Blevins, RN, MSN, CCRN, CMTE &
Transport Team, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Fixed Wing Award of Excellence
The FIXED WING AWARD OF EXCELLENCE recognizes an individual/team that has made significant contributions to enhance the development or promote the improvement of patient care and/or safety, specifically in the fixed wing component of the air medical transport community.

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  San Juan Island EMS and MedEvac / Island Air Ambulance, San Juan Islands, WA
Grace on Wings, Indianapolis, IN
AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc., Sugar Grove, IL
HAWAII LIFE FLIGHT, Honolulu, HI
MedCenter Air, Charlotte, NC
Denise Treadwell, CRNP, MSN, CFRN, CEN
Becky Pusateri
Children's Mercy Critical Care Transport, Kansas City, MO
LifeGuard Alaska, Anchorage, AK 
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Shriner’s Hospital for Children Transport Team, Cincinnati, OH  

Fixed Wing Safety Award (retired)
2002        Thomas A. Butler
2001        Life Flight New Orleans
2000        EagleMed, Wichita, KS
1997        Flight for Life, Denver, CO
1996        Teresa Merk, RN, BSN, CMTE       
Fixed Wing Scholarship Award (retired)
2002        Steven Evans
2001        Scott Schumacher
2000        Skip Gentry, RN, EMT-A  
1999        Paul Naas, RN, CCRN, CFRN
1998        Mark Gardiner
1997        Jon Tiedeman
1996        Carolyn Hogan, RN
1995        Kay Boik, RN, CEN, CMTE

Transport Mechanic’s Award of Excellence
The TRANSPORT MECHANIC’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the safe operation of medical transport vehicles or the improvement of safe maintenance procedures of medical transport vehicles.

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  Bryan Clay
Joe Ashbeck
Ed Haslow
Mike Luna, Lead A&P and ASM
John Feeney
Glenn "Les" Love
Wendell Standig
Jim McCaffery
John Eichel
James Baird & Jeff Becker
Gene Berthiaume 

Neonatal & Pediatric Transport Award of Excellence
The NEONATAL / PEDIATRIC TRANSPORT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE recognizes an individual or team that has made a significant contribution to the overall enhancement, development, leadership and/or promotion of neonatal / pediatric patient care, education, research, or safety in the medical transport setting.

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  Children's Medical Center Dallas Neonatal/Pediatric Transport, Dallas, TX
Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport, Kansas City, MO      

Nationwide Children's Hospital Transport Team, Columbus, OH
Teddy Bear Transport, Fort Worth, TX 

Vision Zero Award
The Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award was established by American Eurocopter to help promote a higher level of safety within the air medical industry.

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  Boston MedFlight, Boston, MA
Medflight, Columbus, OH    

Flight For Life, Waukesha, WI
STARFlight, Austin, TX
National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA)
Dr. Ira Blumen M.D.
PHI Air Medical, Inc., Phoenix, AZ 

Program Director of the Year Award

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  Eric Von Wenckstern
Betsy Casanave, RN,BSN,MHA,CMTE,EMT

Thomas P. Judge, CCT-P
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Eveline Bisson, RN, BSN, CMTE
Jason Schwebach, MBA, MSHA,CMTE
Joe Cook
Paul Davenport, RN/EMT-P, MBA, CMTE
Jeanne Yeatman, RN, EMT, MOM, MBA, CMTE
Barbara J. Pasztor
Michael Greene, RN, CMTE 
Seth Myers, CMTE 
Candy Skidmore, RN 
Lee McCammon 
Thomas Flanagan, RN, BSN, EMT-P, CMTE
Jodee Trainor
Vern Bartley 

Public Service Award 
The AAMS PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD recognizes a legislator, government official, organization, or individual that has made significant contributions to the health, viability, or interests of the medical transport community. 

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  Karen Fischer, Majority Staff, Senate Finance Committee and Robert Horne, Majority Staff, House Energy & Commerce Health Committee
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, U.S. Congressman Dennis Cardoza and Matt Rigsby, Federal Aviation Administration
U.S. Congressman Dave Camp and Hon. David Strickland
U.S. Congressman Dennis Cardoza and Hon. Robert Sumwalt (NTSB)
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Drew Dawson (NHTSA)
Benjamin "Hooper" Harris
U.S. Senator Peter Sessions and Louis Lombardo
U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth 
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley and U.S. Congressman Thomas Allen
U.S. Senator Wayne Allard and U.S. Congressman Joel Hefley
U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch
U.S. Senator Max Baucus and U.S. Congressman John Mica
U.S. Senator Bill Frist, MD
Edward Marasco, MSM, EMT-P, CMTE
U.S. Senator Rod Grams
U.S. Congressman Wally Herger  

Excellence in Community Service Award
The EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD recognizes an emergency medical transport individual OR organization(s) demonstrating broad-based continuing commitment to their referring/receiving agencies and/or the communities they serve.

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  CareFlight MediSim Program,Westmead, NSW, Australia
Eagle Air Med, South Jordan, UT

PHIL- PHI’s Intensive Learning Outreach Education Program
Allen Wolfe, MSN CCRN CFRN CMTE 
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
AirMed International's Information Technology Department
LifeFlight Foundation 


Medical Crew/Crew Member of the Year (Retired)

The MEDICAL CREW/CREW MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD recognizes an individual/team that has made significant contributions to enhance the development or promote the improvement of patient care in the emergency medical transport community.

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  Jeffrey J. Thomas, BSN, RN, CMTE, EMT-P
Jeffrey Stearns, RN, BSN, CCRN,CMTE
Kathy Nichols, CMTE
Paul Mazurek, RN,EMP-T, BSN,CCRN
Linda Gray, RN, CFRN
Stuart McVicar, EMT-P, RRT
Elaine Philipson, RN, CFRN, EMT-P, CMTE
Kevin High, RN, MPH
Ronald Boatright
John Fisher, RN
J.D. Polk, DO
Chris Manacci, RN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT
NRMA Careflight, Westmead, N.S.W., Australia
LifeFlight MERITCARE, Fargo, ND
Kendra Balazs, RN, BSN
Medi Flight, Oklahoma City, OK
Michelle North, PhD
James Wilson
Flight for Life, Denver, CO
Barbara Higgins, RN
Hank Bock, MD
Grant Life Flight, Columbus, OH
Maryland State Police
L.D. Southern Co.
HeartFlite, Spokane, WA
Flight for Life, Las Vegas, NV