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Annual Awards


Each year, the Association of Air Medical Services recognizes excellence and leadership in emergency medical transport through a variety of notable national awards...

Excellence in Community Service Award | Nomination Deadline is Friday, February 14th, 2014


AAMS Community Awards 
Presented annually at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC)

Program of the Year
Sponsored by American Eurocopter

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.


    2013 Winner
University of Cincinnati
Medical Center
Air Care & Mobile Care
Cincinnati, Ohio


Marriott-Carlson Leadership Award
Sponsored by Bell Helicopter

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.


    2013 Winner
Frank Thomas, MD, MBA

Intermountain Life Flight
Salt Lake City, Utah
 


Barbara A. Hess Research & Education 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.  Barbara A. Hess Research & Education Award was not presented in 2013.  Check back for the 2014 winner!


   
View a special tribute video 
about the history of the
Barbara A. Hess Award
 

Jim Charlson Safety Award
Sponsored by American Eurocopter 

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.



    2013 Winner
Randy Mains
Oregon Aero, Inc.
Scappoose, Oregon 



 Transport Mechanic's Award of Excellence
Sponsored by AgustaWestland

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.


 
    2013 Winner
Bryan Clay
UM Survival Flight
Pentastar Aviation
Ann Arbor, MI 


Fixed Wing Award of Excellence
Sponsored by LifePort, Inc, A Sikorsky Aerospace Services Company

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.


 
   

2013 Winner
San Juan Island EMS & MedEvac
Island Air Ambulance
San Juan Islands, Washington



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.



 
   

2013 Winner
Boston MedF

light
Ground Critical Care


Boston, Massachusetts


Neonatal/Pediatric 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.


   

2013 Winner
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Neonatal/Pediatric Transport

Dallas, Texas


American Eurocopter's Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award


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2013 Winner
Boston MedFlight
Boston, Massachusetts

 


Program Director of the Year
Sponsored by Bell Helicopter

Recognizes a superior Program Director.

   
2013 Winner
Eric Von Wenckstern
Memorial Hermann Life Flight
Houston, Texas

 


AAMS Spring Awards

AAMS 
Public Service Award
Traditionally given at the Congressional Luncheon at the AAMS Spring Conference, this 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. 

2013 Public Service Award Recipients
Karen Fischer, Majority Staff, Senate Finance Committee
Robert Horne, Majority Staff, House Energy & Commerce Health Committee


AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award
Presented annually, this award is given to an emergency medical transport individual or organization demonstrating broad-based continuing commitment to the communities they serve.   
Sponsored by PHI Air Medical

2013 Award Winner
Careflight, Westmead, NSW, Australia

CareFlight MediSim Program


HERE-POY-YOUTUBE
    2013 Winner
University of Cincinnati Medical Center 
Air Care & Mobile Care
Cincinnati, Ohio