KEMSA Service of the Year
August 23, 2016
LifeTeam, a ground and critical care air transport company, was named the Type 1 Service of the Year at the 2016 Kansas EMS Association’s awards banquet on Saturday, August 14th. LifeTeam is the first air ambulance company to ever receive KEMSA’s Service of the Year honor.
During the presentation of the award, KEMSA president, Brandon Beck, cited not only LifeTeam’s high-quality care and dedication to patients, but also involvement in the community as reason for naming them Service of the Year. As the need for education programs has increased in rural communities, Beck also mentioned LifeTeam’s education department providing on-site courses to partners and local agencies has played an important role in the Kansas medical community.
LifeTeam Program Director, Frank Williams spoke of the award saying, “It is truly an honor to receive this award when there are so many companies in Kansas that are also deserving of recognition. We pride ourselves on the deep involvement we have in the communities we serve and the quality care we strive to provide our patients.”
Celebrating its 15th year, LifeTeam is a complete medical transport system which includes fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft, ground ambulances, a state-of-the-art communication center, an in-house maintenance facility, and patient-focused billing division. LifeTeam operates emergency transport aircraft on its own FAA part 135 certificate throughout Kansas and Nebraska, as well as Denver, CO, Austin TX and Hawaii. With dedicated crew members and an on-line medical director involved in all transports, LifeTeam has consistently and safely provided tens of thousands of patients life-saving care.
“It is deeply rewarding to be a part of the patient care chain, and genuinely humbling to be recognized for the exceptional job done daily by the employees of LifeTeam. We look forward to continuing that tradition, and focusing daily on the best and safest way to provide high quality transport medicine to the communities we serve,” said Medical Director and CEO of LifeTeam, Dr. Martin Sellberg.
KEMSA’s finalists for the Service of the Year award must be a Emergency Medical Service licensed in Kansas as either a Type 1 or Air Service, and display exceptional professionalism and service to the communities they serve. Winners are chosen by EMS professionals outside of Kansas who are part of an awards selection committee.