2018 SMTA Scholarship Winners

2018 SMTA Scholarship Winners 14 May, 18, Source: MedEvac

The MedEvac Foundation International has awarded the 2018 Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship to Steve Docekal, Director of Maintenance for Health Care District of Palm Beach County and Amanda Ball, Safety Officer and Outreach Coordinator for MedFlight of Ohio.  SMTA provides formal continuing education for individuals (and their organizations) interested in improving their understanding of safety systems theory and the application of that theory to the practice of medical transportation.  The Academy operates with a rigorous approach to competency-based education, utilizing formal classroom hours, mandatory student participation, written testing, and a code of professional conduct.

Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA) began funding the SMTA Scholarship in 2011.

The scholarship is made possible through a gift to the Foundation by the Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA). “Exceptional safety and training for our air medical providers is our primary goal,” says AMOA Executive Director, Sally Veith.  “AMOA’s support of the SMTA Scholarship demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improve the safety of the life-saving transportation we provide.”

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to provide funding for an additional scholarship.

“Ms. Ball’s commitment to safety at her organization is without question and representative of the ideal candidate for the SMTA scholarship,” says MedEvac Foundation President and CEO, Rick Sherlock.  “We look forward to providing Ms. Ball a broad range of safety tools to put to immediate use at MedFlight.”

There is still limited space available for the Safety Management Training Academy!  Click here to learn more about the Academy.

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