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Emergency Medical Service Awards

Melissa Ann Peters Memorial Award

The Melissa Ann Peters Memorial Award is given in memory of a young nurse whose untimely death prompted her family and friends to remember her by honoring other nurses who have contributed in a special way to the encouragement of EMS skills, efforts and education.

2011

  • Julie Marie Anderson, RN, MICP, Haines — In recognition of her contributions to EMS education to the Haines Volunteer Fire Department, and her service as a valuable bridge between field and clinic EMS operations.

2008

  • Mary Baker-Kaspari, R.N. of Delta Junction — in recognition of two decades of support and encouragement of EMS personnel.

2007

  • Tom Bailey, RN, of Anchorage, in recognition of his improvement and enhancement of the EMS system by providing the highest degree of training to his flight team members and the communities he serves.

2006

  • Beth Connor, R.N. -- Chugiak, in recognition of her services as a dedicated EMS instructor, a responder with Chugiak VFD and a pediatric intensive care nurse.

2005

  • Capt. James Gabriel, RN of Eielson AFB, in recognition of his outstanding service as a health care provider, patient advocate and EMS instructor.

2004

  • Jeanne Molitor, RN – Anchorage, in recognition of her passion for and furthering EMS education and truama data collection.

2003

  • No Award Given

2002

  • Linda J. Bunge, RN – Petersburg, for serving as a liaison between her colleagues at Petersburg Medical Center and the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Dept. where she serves as a Lieutentant

2001

  • No Award Given

2000

  • Ida May (Joy) Silvey Blanchette, RN - Sitka

1999

  • Deborah Whitethorne, RN - Girdwood

1998

  • Mary Leehmuis, RN, Alaska Native Medical Center - Anchorage

1997

  • Susan Coffland, RN, Sitka Community Hospital and EMT-III, Rescue Captain, Sitka Fire Department - Sitka

1996

  • Barbara Simonsen, RN, Providence Alaska Medical Center - Anchorage

1995

  • Janet Johnson, Manager, Central Peninsula General Hospital - Soldotna

1994

  • Lyn Dagley, RN, CEN, Providence Hospital, State Emergency Nurses Assn. Chair

1993

  • Margaret (Peggy) Hayaski, RN - Anchorage

1992

  • Allen Crawford, RN, Unit Manager, Emergency Dept., Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital - Bethel