AAMS recognizes individuals from Global Medical Response operations

Individuals from three Global Medical Response (GMR) operations from Oregon to Virginia have been recognized for their remarkable contributions to the air medical and critical care ground transport community by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). The three people recognized will be given their awards Nov. 4 at AAMS’ 2019 Air Medical Transport Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dr. Helenka Marcinek, retired medical director for AirLink Critical Care Transport in Bend, Oregon, will be awarded the Marriott-Carlson Lifetime Achievement Award. AAMS prestigious award, sponsored by Bell Textron, Inc., recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall advancement, development and leadership of the medical transport community.

Robert Nolan, base manager for EagleMed 797 in Great Bend, Kansas, will receive the Critical Care Ground Award of Excellence. This award, sponsored by the International Board of Specialty Certification, celebrates an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to safety, education, leadership and patient advocacy by improving patient care in the medical transport community.

Mark Hannon, aviation mechanic of Life-Guard services at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, will receive the Transport Mechanic’s Award of Excellence. Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopters, the award goes to an individual directly responsible for vehicle maintenance who has made significant contributions to the safe operation of medical transport vehicles.

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“We are so proud to see Dr. Marcinek, Robert and Mark honored for their contributions in our industry,” said GMR COO Ted Van Horne. “They embody and represent the very best attributes among our 38,000 employees dedicated to excellent patient care and safe transportation. Their compassion and exceptional professionalism in providing care at a moment’s notice is at the heart of everything that GMR represents.”

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