MedEvac Foundation International Awards MTLI Scholarship to Tracy Meyer

Annual award, funded by Metro Aviation, Inc., honors individuals who excel in critical-care transportTracy_Meyer_web

Alexandria, Va. – The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce that Air Link Chief Flight Nurse, Tracy Meyer, RN, BSN, CFRN, NRP, has been named as the 2014 recipient of the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship. Ms. Meyer is awarded the scholarship based on her dedication to the critical care transport with 16 years of experience in the air medical community as both an active flight nurse, and in management as the Chief Flight nurse. She is active in AAMS and the Nebraska Association of Air Medical Services (NEAAMS).

“My medical transport system would be improved by gaining the knowledge I need to perform effectively as a chief flight nurse by obtaining a better understanding of managing people, being an effective leader, contract negotiations, budgeting, fiscal responsibility, and strategic planning,” says Tracy.  She is excited to attend not only for her own personal goals, but for the growth of her program.

MTLI enhances leadership and management of medical transportation through formal education programs emphasizing management theory and its direct practical application. The scholarship is awarded to individuals who excel in the critical-care transport community based on active involvement, industry achievement, and commitment to critical-care transport services. Sponsored by Metro Aviation, this award recognizes individuals who strive to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and compassionate patient care toward the betterment of the air medical, critical-care transport industry.

Metro Aviation is the sole benefactor of the MTLI Scholarship and “Metro Aviation is committed to the advancement and education of our industry’s leading professionals,” said Metro Aviation President and Owner Mike Stanberry. “The MTLI Scholarship rewards leaders with the same passion and innovative spirit that we strive for at Metro, and we are honored to sponsor this award alongside the MedEvac Foundation International.”

“The MedEvac Foundation International is proud to continue providing such a high-caliber education opportunity to the medical transport community through our MTLI program,” said Foundation President and CEO, Rick Sherlock. “This scholarship promises to provide Tracy with a wealth of leadership resources to bring back to her program.”

The two-year MTLI Scholarship, established in 2009, is awarded annually. Applicants with healthcare or aviation backgrounds are eligible. Applications for next year will be available at www.medevacfoundation.org in the fall.