Air Evac De Queen honored


    ST CHARLES, Missouri — Air Evac Lifeteam recently held its 2015
    National Awards Banquet in St. Charles, Mo., and the De Queen
    base and Senior Program Director Michael Perrin were honored
    with national awards. The base was named the 2015 Community
    Service Base of the Year, and Michael Perrin was honored with the
    2015 Leadership Award.
    The Community Service Base of the Year Award is presented to
    the base in the Air Evac Lifeteam system that has shown outstanding
    community service in its market area. John Markham, director
    of business development and specialty care services for Air Evac
    Lifeteam, said the De Queen employees are dedicated to providing
    access for the communities they serve.
    “With dedicated course coordinators and educators, the De
    Queen base provides multiple American Heart Association classes
    and continuing education classes to physicians, nursing students,
    firefighters and paramedics, and personnel at its referring agencies,”
    Markham said. “The personnel have truly embraced community
    service within the service area, which has resulted in
    increased awareness. In 2014, the requests were at an all-time
    high, and the base is on pace to surpass that mark in 2015.”
    Michael Perrin was honored by the company with the
    2015 National Leadership Award. A 10-year employee with
    Air Evac Lifeteam, Perrin said he was thankful, blessed and
    very excited to be considered and chosen for the prestigious
    “I love making a difference in people’s lives each and every
    day,” Perrin said.
    Air Evac President Seth Myers said Perrin was nominated
    by his peers as well as those who report to him.
    “They described how his actions spoke volumes, and
    they feel like they are his only priority when he is coaching
    or mentoring them,” Myers said. “Time is never a factor
    even though they know he has plenty to do in his own base
    service area.”
    Air Evac Lifeteam, headquartered in O’Fallon, Mo., is
    the largest independently owned and operated air medical
    service provider in the United States, with more than 120 air
    medical bases across 15 states. Air Evac is the preeminent
    provider of helicopter emergency medical services to communities
    in need of rapid medical transport to advanced
    emergency healthcare. Flight crews, consisting of a pilot,
    flight nurse and flight paramedic, are on duty 24 hours a day,
    seven days a week to respond to the scene of an emergency,
    or provide transportation between medical facilities. For
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