AirMed International‘s Executive Vice President Denise Treadwell has been awarded two of the air medical industry’s highest honors, the 2008 Fixed Wing Award of Excellence from the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) and the Katz-Mason Award from the Air Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA).
The AAMS Fixed Wing Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to enhance the development or promote the improvement of patient care and/or safety, specifically in the fixed wing component of the air medical transport community. Treadwell was nominated by a colleague at a competing company.
The ASTNA award honors a person with exceptional leadership skills who has had a positive impact on the field of transport nursing. Treadwell served as president of ASTNA in 2007 and is also on the board. She was a contributing author for the publication Air & Surface Patient Transport, Practice and Principles, which serves as the accepted standard in the field of air medical transport care, according to ASTNA officials.
Treadwell has more than 15 years experience in the air medical field as a transport nurse and program director. At AirMed, she manages daily operations of the company and its multiple subsidiaries and locations. She also manages more than 100 medical professionals, including trauma and emergency physicians, respiratory therapists, and Emergency Room- and ICU-trained nurses. As a transport nurse, Treadwell has flown hundreds of missions for AirMed to six continents. She holds two Master’s Degrees in Nursing and is a certified Nurse Practitioner.