De Queen Base and Senior Program Director honored with National Awards


    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 award.
    “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 more information, please visit, or like us on Facebook. air evac

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