San Juan Island EMS and MedEvac/Island Air Ambulance won the 2013 Fixed Wing Award of Excellence awarded by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS. San Juan Island EMS Chief and other EMS employees attended the national conference October 21 in Virginia Beach, Virginia where they were presented with the award./p>
The Fixed Wing Award of Excellence is a competitive industry leadership voted recognition of an individual/team that has made significant contributions to enhance the development or promote the improvement of patient care and/or safety, specifically in the fixed wing component of the air medical transport community.
The award is sponsored by LifePort, Inc, A Sikorsky Aerospace Services Company.
Island Air provides basic air transport at no cost for islanders who live in the hospital district. The patient's insurance is billed and the district covers the rest of the cost.