Tim Gibson, base clinical lead/flight paramedic for the Harlan Air Evac Lifeteam base, was recently honored as the company’s National Flight Paramedic of the Year. He received the award at the Air Evac Lifeteam National Awards Banquet in St. Charles, Missouri.
Joe Grygiel, senior director of base operations for Air Evac Lifeteam, said Gibson is passionate about educating medical professionals — both inside and outside of the Air Evac family.
“Tim consistently conveys an impression which reflects favorably upon the public relations of his base,” Grygiel said. “He is a respected member of the team and is an enthusiastic and dedicated mentor to all new crew members. Tim loves to learn, and he loves to teach. He teaches in his assigned service area, but assists with educational opportunities at other bases.”
Gibson started his career with Air Evac Lifeteam in June 2011.
“I love that Air Evac gives me the ability to grow as a paramedic through ongoing education,” he said.
Winning the award came as a shock to Gibson.
“I never dreamed I would be chosen from among so many other awesome paramedics,” he said. “It is very humbling to be chosen for such a recognition.”
Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical service, provides rapid access to a higher level of care for patients with life- or limb-threatening injuries or illnesses. 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 124 bases in 15 states.
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