Administration and Leadership, EMS Insider

The 2018 AAA Awards & AMBY Awards

On Friday, September 7, during the American Ambulance Association annual conference and trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, several individuals and organizations were recognized for their contributions to the EMS industry. The awards were streamed live on Facebook, and you can watch the complete ceremony below.

2018 AMBY Awards

The AMBYs highlight excellence in EMS and the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that epitomize AAA members. The mission of the awards is to showcase creativity and innovation in the ambulance industry by fostering a culture of collaboration, cooperation and a passion for excellence in patient care.

Clinical Outcome Program

Medic Ambulance Service, Inc. (Vallejo, Calif.)

Community Impact Program

NorthStar EMS, Inc. (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Employee Programs

Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Innovation in EMS

Priority Ambulance (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Mercy Ambulance Service, Inc. (Savannah, Ga.)

Public Relations Campaign

MEDIC EMS Agency (Charlotte, N.C.)

Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Quality Improvement Program

Sunstar Paramedics (Largo. Fla.)

Patient and Employee Safety Program

Priority Ambulance (Knoxville, Tenn.)

2018 AAA Award Recipients

J. Walter Schaeffer Award

Dale Berry

The J. Walter Schaeffer Award is given annually to an individual whose work in EMS has contributed positively to the advancement of the industry as a whole. Dale has achieved this through his many years of commitment and service to the ambulance industry.

Robert L. Forbuss Lifetime Achievement Award

The Honorable Harvey Hall

The Robert L. Forbuss Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of the first Executive Director of the American Ambulance Association. It recognizes a volunteer leader who has made a significant long-term impact on the association. your decades of service, commitment, and dedication to the private ambulance industry, the AAA, and its members. The Honorable Harvey Hall has achieved this through his decades of service and dedication to the private ambulance industry, the AAA, and its members.

President’s Award

Jonathan Washko

These awards are bestowed by the President to volunteer leaders who have shown commitment to the advancement of the AAA, above and beyond the call of duty. This year, Jonathan Washko is being honored for being an outstanding volunteer who has worked tirelessly to advance high performance EMS.

2018 Affiliates of the Year

JEMS

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) is proud to award JEMS Magazine with the 2018 Affiliate of the Year Award. JEMS has achieved this honor through their support of AAA’s programs and services as our media partner.

Solutions Group

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) is proud to award Solutions Group with the 2018 Affiliate of the Year Award. Solutions Group has achieved this honor through their support of AAA’s educational programs and events.

EMS Partnership of the Year

The American Hospital Association

The EMS Partnership of the Year Award is given to an organization or individual whose collaboration with the AAA enhances educational programs, legislative priorities, and/or member benefits. The American Hospital Association has achieved this honor through their support of our 2018 legislative priority.

Distinguished Service Award

Amanda Riordan

AAA Vice President of Member Services Amanda Riordan is receiving a 2018 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her dedication and commitment to advancing AAA’s programs and services.