Governor's Emergency Medical
Service Awards Announced
November 06, 2004
Anchorage, Alaska - The Governor's
Annual Awards for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), sponsored
by the Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services, were announced
at the opening session of the annual State EMS Symposium on Friday,
November 5, and will be presented the evening of November 6 at
the 27th Annual Alaska EMS Awards Banquet at the Egan Convention
Center in Anchorage.
Award recipients are:
EMS Citizen Award:
Michael Pitka and Helen Alexie
of Russian Mission, to honor their rescue of two small children
EMS Provider of the Year Award:
Terry Buness from Wrangell,
in recognition of his 34 years of service with the Wrangell Fire
Department, and his participation as a board member on the Alaska
Council on EMS and the Southeast Region EMS Council.
EMS Educator Award:
Katie Lewis of Sitka, to honor
her two decades of dedicated service as a caring and meticulous
EMS educator in Southeast Alaska.
Martha Moore of the Alaska
Division of Public Health, Section of Community Health and Emergency
Medical Services, in recognition for her 13 years administering
the Alaska Trauma Registry, and her work in the Alaska Trauma
Care System and Injury Surveillance and Prevention Program.
George H. Longenbaugh Award:
Dr. Mike Levy of Anchorage,
to honor his 15 years of leadership and advocacy of the EMS system
Melissa Ann Peters Memorial
Jeanne Molitor, RN of Anchorage,
to honor her dedication and service in trauma data collection
and nurse trauma care education in rural Alaska.
Outstanding Ambulance Service
Aleknagik First Responders,
for their rescue of a woman whose snow machine had broken through
the ice of Lake Aleknagik at night in sub-zero wind chill conditions.
In addition to the Governor's
Awards, the Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services awarded
special commendations to the following:
Grant Aviation of Anchorage
for its air medical service in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.
Scott Logan, Max Jewell and
Jim Jewell of Skagway who saved the life of a man who had broken
his neck in a motorcycle accident.
Source of News:
Alaska Department of Health
and Social Services
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