EagleMed’s Director of Safety Lance Hofmann has received the Chairman’s Award from the Association of Air Medical Services, Alexandria, Va.
Hofmann earned the honor for his actions, commitment to safety and leadership at the organization’s Safety Management Training Academy and for his service as the association’s Safety Committee vice chair, according to past chair Gerald Pagano, who bestowed the award.
The Association of Air Medical Services Chairman Award is presented annually by the organization’s board chair, during its Membership Meeting at the Air Medical Transport Conference, to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their duties and contributions to the association and its membership.
“Lance’s commitment to the Safety Management Training Academy program is worthy of special chairman’s recognition,” says past chair Gerry Pagano. “His preparation for teaching the OSHA portion of the program was exceptional. The academy participants gained vital knowledge, not just from Lance’s OSHA course, but from two additional comprehensive safety courses that he teaches at the academy.”
Hofmann has served in safety for more than 20 years starting at the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command before joining EagleMed. He has two master’s degrees in safety and is an OSHA outreach instructor and adjunct faculty member for the Georgia Institute of Technology. Additionally he has extensive experience in accident investigation and composite risk management.
Association of Air Medical Services
Established in 1980, the Association of Air Medical Services is an international trade association headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. It advocates on behalf of its membership to enhance their ability to deliver quality, safe, timely and effective medical care and transportation for every patient in need.
The association represents the Air Medical and the Critical Care Ground Transport industry, enhancing its member’s ability to serve communities throughout the United States and around the world. The organization provides numerous professional development opportunities at a variety of local, national and international events.
State-of-the-Art Equipment and Safety Focus
EagleMed’s critical care air medical transport operations have entered the second level of the voluntary Federal Aviation Administration Safety Management System, also known as SMS, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to advancements in safety. By adopting SMS as a higher standard for safety in air medical transport services EagleMed is continuously working to enhance the well-being of patients and EagleMed crewmembers.
EagleMed maintains a fully staffed, technologically advanced, 24-hour communications center in Wichita, Kan. The company operates state-of-the-art aircraft equipment and modern, up-to-date clinical equipment.
EagleMed’s senior leadership has a combined total of 150 years of aviation safety experience. The company’s employees received the 2013 Chairman’s Award for Safety and the 2010 President’s Award for Safety from the Association of Air Medical Services, the 2011 Safety Award from the Helicopter Association International, were recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services in 2012 for a Best Practice in Just Culture, and received the National EMS Pilots Association Pilot of the Year Award for 2012.
With more than 30 locations in 10 states, EagleMed operates a fleet of 15 medically equipped Eurocopter AS350 helicopters, 15 Beechcraft King Air fixed-wing aircraft, and six ground ambulances. The company has more than 400 highly trained employees. EagleMed is accredited by CAMTS and dedicates all facets of the company toward providing the highest quality patient care in the safest manner possible. For more information about EagleMed, go to flyeaglemed.com.
About AirMedCare Network
EagleMed is a membership-supported air ambulance service that is part of the AirMedCare Network. AirMedCare is America’s largest air medical membership network, providing the highest levels of care and access for its 1.5 million members. The AirMedCare Network combines the membership programs of four leading air ambulance operators: EagleMed, REACH, Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corporation. For more information about memberships, visit joineaglemed.com.
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