EAST LIVERPOOL - Bruce Champ, flight nurse for the East Liverpool Air Evac Lifeteam base, has been honored with the company's 2013 Region 2 Flight Nurse of the Year award.
Champ's region consists of Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee.
The Flight Nurse of the Year is presented to the nurse who works as a team player, demonstrates a desire to increase knowledge and skills, and actively pursues opportunities to promote Air Evac in the community.
East Liverpool flight nurse Bruce Champ (center) recently was named Region 2 Flight Nurse of the Year by Air Evac Lifeteam. He is pictured with Regional Director of Base Operations Janie Ward (left) and Program Director Matt Handley. (Submitted photo)
"Bruce is an outstanding individual who is always professional and dedicated to all aspects of Air Evac operations," said Regional Director of Base Operations Janie Ward. "Our patients and partners in EMS look at Bruce as one of the most competent caregivers possible. I can honestly say that if something bad were to ever happen to myself or a loved one, I would be able to find solace in the fact that Bruce Champ was there.
"In the eyes of his peers, Bruce is looked upon as a leader, mentor, and professional. There is no doubt that Bruce Champ makes a difference and is a valued asset at Air Evac Lifeteam. We need more like him."
Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical service, provides rapid access to definitive health care for those who live in medically underserved areas. 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. Air Evac Lifeteam currently operates 114 bases in 15 states. For more information, please visit www.lifeteam.net, or like us on Facebook.