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

AAMS Community Awards

Presented annually at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC).  The call for nominations for 2017 will open in the Spring of 2017.

Program of the Year

Sponsored by Airbus Helicopters 

Recognizes an emergency medical transport service (national or international) that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, high 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.

 

2016 Winner
CALSTAR

Marriott-Carlson Lifetime Achievement 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.

2016 Winner
Craig Yale
Yale Group

Jim Charlson Safety Award

Sponsored by Airbus Helicopters

Recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development or promotion of safety within the air and critical care ground transport community.

2016 Winner
BJ Miles
Life Flight Network

Barbara A. Hess Research & Education Award

Sponsored by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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. The Barbara Hess Award was not given in 2016.

Transport Mechanic’s Award of Excellence

Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopters 

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.

2016 Winner
Larry Trout
Metro Aviation/MedFlight (Columbus, Ohio)

Airbus Helicopter’s Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

asks….could YOU use $10,000 for Safety??

2016 Winner
PHI Air Medical
“Life-Saving Thinking”

Life-Saving Thinking challenges employees to understand how their brain works so they can adapt a conscious, hyper-vigilant mindset when performing critical tasks.

PHI worked with a team of psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists and human brain experts to develop the new program. It launched the new program with a ‘train-the-trainer’ event for leaders and then a series of monthly engagement meetings at bases around the country. PHI aims to replicate this programme across the US.

AAMS Fixed Wing Award of Excellence

Sponsored by LifePort, Inc

Recognizes an individual or team that has made an outstanding contribution to a fixed wing transport service in any of the following areas: enhancing safety, education, leadership, patient advocacy by developing or promoting the improvement of patient care in the medical transport community. This may be awarded for an overall fixed wing-specific patient care contribution, or fixed wing transport outcome.

 

2016 Winner
Phoenix Air Group

AAMS Critical Care Ground Award of Excellence

Sponsored by the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)

Recognizes an individual or team that has made an outstanding contribution to a critical care ground transport service in any of the following areas: enhancing safety, education, leadership, patient advocacy by developing or promoting the improvement of patient care in the medical transport community. This may be awarded for an overall critical care ground-specific patient care contribution, or ground transport outcome.

 

2016 Winner
Vitalink Critical Care Transport

AAMS Neonatal/Pediatric Award of Excellence

Sponsored by Airborne Life Support Systems Transport Incubators, a Division of International Biomedical Ltd.

Recognizes an individual or team that has made an outstanding contribution to a neonatal / pediatric transport service in any of the following areas: enhancing safety, education, leadership, patient advocacy by developing or promoting the improvement of patient care in the medical transport community. This may be awarded for an overall neonatal / pediatric-specific patient care contribution, or neonatal / pediatric transport outcome.

2016 Winner
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital LifeFlight

AAMS Excellence in Transport Leadership Award

Sponsored by Bell Helicopter

Recognizes an air and ground critical care transport leader who has demonstrated a superior level of knowledge and management prowess, high-quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, marketing ingenuity, community service and/or commitment to the emergency medical community as a whole. (e.g., Program/Transport Service Director, Program/Transport Service Manager, Regional Director, CEO, etc.)

2016 Winner
Don Wharton
REACH Air Medical Services

AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Sponsored by PHI Air Medical

Recognizes an emergency medical transport individual OR organization(s) demonstrating a broad-based continuing commitment to their referring/receiving agencies and/or the communities they serve. The award recipient will exhibit an outstanding history of leadership or substantial involvement/partnership in customer or community-based project(s) that contribute to the quality of life within the communities they serve.

2016 Excellence in Community Service Award Winner
CALSTAR
“Every 15 Minutes Program”

The “Every 15 Minutes Program” at high schools located throughout California highlights the dangers of driving while drinking, using drugs, or while being distracted by cell phones and other passengers. CALSTAR provides, from the staffing to the other nuts to bolts, a mock helicopter transport of a patient from an accident scene to the trauma hospital. CALSTAR is committed to providing education to save lives and hopes that the 52,057+ high school students that have benefited from this valuable program will make better choices, saving the life of their family, friends or themselves.  View CALSTAR in action.