Department of Health Honors Outstanding Emergency Medical Services
May 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2014
Contact: Communications Office
TALLAHASSEE—The Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Excellence in EMS Awards in recognition of National EMS Week. This marks the 24th year the EMS program is honoring outstanding Florida EMS organizations and individuals who make a positive impact on local EMS throughout the state. The 2014 statewide EMS awards are sponsored by the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center (EMLRC).
“The EMS program is honored to recognize the outstanding efforts of Florida's men and women who serve their community, saving lives, with excellence in emergency medical services,” said John C. Bixler, EMS Program Administrator. “Congratulations to these recipients for their significant contributions to EMS in Florida. We thank everyone for their participation in this program and encourage you to recognize all of the outstanding individuals and organizations in your area during EMS Week.”
Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. on July 16 at the Caribe Royal in Orlando in conjunction with the State EMS Advisory Council meetings and the EMLRC’s 40th Annual Clinical Conference on Emergency Medical Services (ClinCon).
2014 Award winners are:
EMS Provider of the Year: Seminole County EMS/Fire Rescue
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year: Jay M. Horne, EMT, Sunstar Paramedics
Paramedic of the Year: Misty A. Baker, Paramedic, Bradford County Emergency Medical Services
EMS Nurse of the Year: Ivan Mustafa, EMT-P, MSN, ARNP-C, CEMSO, EFO,CFO, Seminole County Fire Department Division Chief of EMS
Larry S. Jordan EMS Hall of Fame: James A. (Jim) Judge, II, Paramedic, Volusia County Department of Public Protection
Marilyn Crook EMS Pioneer: Jason L. Kimbrell, Paramedic, Lifeguard Ambulance Services of Florida, LLC
EMS Injury Prevention: David J. Selbach, EMT, Sunstar Paramedics
Raymond H. Alexander, MD, EMS Medical Director of the Year: Peter M. Antevy, M.D., Medical Director of Davie Fire Rescue and Assistant Medical Director of Coral Springs Fire Department
911 Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year: Jake B. Carter, Santa Rosa County EMS
EMS Educator of the Year: Derek J. Hunt, NREMT-P, FP-C, UF CCP, ShandsCair
Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC): Pam Pieper, Ph.D, ARNP, University of Florida College of Nursing
EMS Disaster Preparedness & Response: Brannen A. Yutzy, EMT, Orange County Fire Rescue Department
Video of the Year: Sunstar Paramedics
Photo of the Year: Michael R. Hilliard, Paramedic
For more information about the awards program, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/provider-and-partner-resources/advisory-councils-stakeholder-groups/ems-advisory-council/_documents/state-award-press-release-2014.pdf.
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