Medical Service Awards
Awards and Commendations
commendations may be awarded in one or more of the following
categories for outstanding service: air medical services,
injury prevention programs, outstanding employees associated
with an EMS organization for longevity and service, and foundations
and or service organizations which provide support to EMS
- Mike Dolph, EMT-III, Kodiak — In recognition of his implementation of far-reaching system improvements to the EMS program on Kodiak Island during his 36 years as a member of the board of directors of the Southern Region EMS Council and as fire chief for the City of Kodiak.
- Steven O’Connor, Kenai/Soldotna — Given posthumously in recognition of his immeasurable contributions to the development of the Alaska EMS System, as well as the generous gifts of
his warm heart, big laugh, and ringing sincerity.
- Senator John Coghill, North Pole —
In recognition of his endorsement of and dedication to supporting the Alaska trauma system for the citizens of Alaska.
- Matt Jones — In recognition of his response to a 911 call while on duty as an Unalaska police officer in February 2009. He quickly and efficiently applied his Automated External Defibrillator to a person having a heart attack and got a stable rhythm. The patient survived.
- Teresa Markham of Bethel — in recognition of her positive attitude, passion and enthusiasm as a valuable EMS educator.
- Coopes, M.D., Deborah Lerner, M.D., and Robert Smith II, M.D., all of Anchorage, for their dedication and commitment to EMS and the advancement of high quality pediatric pre-hospital education, and for Dr. Lerner’s voluntary provision of medical assistance to Barrow during a severe outbreak of pediatric respiratory illness.
- Friend of EMS
Ronni Sullivan -- Anchorage, for nearly 30 years of EMS service in Alaska, including 23 years as Director of Southern Region EMS Council
- Desmond King Sr. -- Metlakatla
- Steven and Boby Aikins -- Clark's Point
- Mark Avery -- Anchorage
- Ralph Hendricks (deceased) -- North Slope
McGlasson - Anchorage, Grant Aviation
- Scott Logan, Jim Jewell and Max Jewell - Skagway
Johnson - Juneau, for his 24 years of service to
the State of Alaska, beginning in 1979 as the first Chief
of Emergency Medical Services
Department, Alaska Regional Hospital - Anchorage
& Lora Craig – Anchor Point
Owens – Nome
Air Station - Sitka
FRIEND OF EMS
Murdoch, Kenai, KZXX radio station owner who has
presented an injury prevention and public safety education
program with Kenai Fire Dept. for five years.
Judith Wells, Kacie Sampson, Noorvik, two
six-year old girls who saved the life of Lottie's 2-1/2
year old brother from choking after he fell through a lanyard
hanging from a hook.
Fritz, Ashten Tweet & Todd Lowery, Anchorage (provided first aid to a hunter who was injured when his
Lewis, Executive Director, Interior Region EMS Council,
Fairbanks, for his years of service to EMS in Alaska.
Homer, for developing the "Kids Don't Float"
Sturgulewski,Seward, for saving
the life of his younger brother by calling for help and
pulling his brother from a swimming pool.
Natkong, MICP, Greens Creek, for her efforts to
upgrade the skills of the EMTs and develop an EMS system
at Greens Creek Mine.
Hedges and Gary Soderberg, Ketchikan Pulp Co.,
for their efforts to rescue a injured logger, and for deceased
- Mike Lochman for his efforts with
CPR and co-piloting the injured logger.
Dean, EMT-III and Aaron Atchley, EMT-III, Tok,
for their efforts to save the life of a knifing victim while
in transport from Northway to Fairbanks.
EMS COMMENDATION TO AN ACEMS MEMBER
O'Connor, Soldotna, for outstanding commitment
and dedication to the statewide EMS system
Van Houten, Juneau, for excellence in the EMS Goals
Document and statewide trauma development system
W. Penwarden, Valdez Creek Mine
FRIEND OF EMS
Kreitzer, Staff Assistant, Senator Loren Leman's
Office and Senator Loren Leman for SB#71
Day, Eric Penttila, Walter Greaves, Jerry Austin, Randy
Oles, and David Miles for successful rescue of
downed airplane passengers in Bering Sea
Patno, MD, formerly of Bethel:
instrumental in the success of the EMS for Children federal
h, Bethel: Injury Prevention
Program, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp.
EMS Office Staff: in recognition of the teamwork,
dedication, and spirit of cooperation shown as you have
worked to improve EMS in Alaska
Haydon, State EMS Office
FRIEND OF EMS
Fonger, President, Safety, Inc: for assisting EMS
services and sponsoring Outstanding Ambulance Award
Bergey, EMS Coordinator, Copper River Native
Dzugan, Sitka, AMSEA
G. Haklo, Ft. Richardson
- h, Bethel
with the State EMS Office - Charles Ramage, Juneau
Awards related to one event: the arrangement for a Soviet
child to receive specialized medical treatment in the United
Hospital's LifeGuard Alaska Air Ambulance, Anchorage;
- Mountain Helicopters, Inc., Utah;
Mala, MD, MPH, Anchorage
Commendation for an Ambulance Service:
Ambulance Service, for Evacuating and Providing
Emergency Care to Tour Bus Accident Victims
Commendation to an Organization:
Airlines, for Continuing Commitment to Provide
Emergency Medical Transportation
Commendation to an ACEMS Member:
Sloan, RN, ACEMS member and Chair, nurse in Fairbanks
and Anchorage, education of bush EMS personnel, developed
Alaska Medevac Transport Form
Community Organizations that provide emergency medical services
to alcoholics and the homeless:
Service Patrol, Juneau
Army Clitheroe Center Community Service Patrol,
Native Association Regional Center Community Service Patrol,
Commendation of Special Merit:
Bryson, EMT-II,Northway, for
exemplary volunteer service in a community with no physician,
no ambulance, no Physician's Assistant, and no medical facilities
- he also worked to obtain an ambulance and medical equipment
Individuals Who Represent Years of Research and Practice in
the Treatment of Hypothermia and Cold Water Near Drowning,
Developing Protocols and Guidelines:
Doolittle, M.D., Fairbanks
Hayward, Ph.D., University of Victoria, B.C.
Mills, M.D., Anchorage
Nemiroff, M.D., Kodiak
Special Awards for Contributions to EMS in Alaska: