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Published on October 25, 2022

Avera Careflight Named Program of the Year by Association of Air Medical Services

Avera Careflight was named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

AAMS is a trade association that represents and advocates on behalf of air medical teams to support their ability to deliver quality, safe, and effective medical care and medical transportation for every patient in need of care and services.

“Receiving an honor of this stature shows just how much Avera Careflight staff dedicate themselves to excellence in patient care,” said Anna Vanden Bosch RN, MSN, CFRN, Director of Clinical Operations for Avera Careflight. “We’re very proud of our team.”

Avera’s Careflight service has base locations in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen and Pierre and serves a five-state region.

AAMS presents this award each year to “an emergency medical transport service (national or international) that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, high quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, marketing ingenuity, community service, and a commitment to the medical transport community as a whole.”

Lee Bollock, Avera Assistant Vice President of Emergency Services, said the Program of the Year award is testament to hard work and a team that always strives to continuously improve.

“Our entire team shares in this recognition for the daily if not hourly work that is done, from the newest team member to the most senior,” he said. “Considering the international air medical teams that have garnered it in the past, we are humbled to receive it.

Avera Careflight leaders will accept the award in October at the AAMS annual conference in Tampa, Fla.

AAMS is dedicated to advancing the art and science of transports medicine through advocacy, education, and research to ensure high-quality life-saving care to patients and communities worldwide.

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