Medical Service Awards
George Longenbaugh was a pioneer in Alaska EMS. This award
honors a physician who exemplifies leadership and dedication
to EMS systems and, through his or her efforts, has significantly
promoted the Alaska EMS system.
- Leslie Wood, M.D., Sitka — In recognition of her tireless advocacy for the EMS community and all first responders.
- Regina Chennault, MD, Anchorage —
In recognition of her leadership, passion and advocacy in improving trauma care for all Alaskans .
- Dr. Michael Levy — In recognition of 20 years of service as a staunch supporter of pre-hospital and emergency medicine, and his dedication to public service ethics and the people of Alaska.
- Karen O’Neill, M.D. of Nome — in recognition of 33 years of leadership and dedicated service to the Norton Sound Region and to the people of the State of Alaska.
- Jennifer Dow, M.D., of Girdwood, for her tireless efforts in enhancing outdoor emergency medicine in Alaska.
- Dr. William Anthes - Ketchikan, in recognition of his 23 years of support to the Ketchikan Fire Department as Physician Medical Director.
- Barbara Jean Coopes, MD - Anchorage, in recognition of her leadership of Pediatric Transport team of LifeGuard Alaska, her excellent clinical skills, and her dedication to EMS and rural health care providers.
MD - Anchorage, for his 15 years of leadership
and advocacy of the EMS system in Alaska.
Brown, MD - Juneau, in recognition of his
involvement, leadership, and dedication to EMS in
Southeast Alaska as
medical director for Capital City Fire/Rescue as well as
to the State as a member of the Alaska Council on
Hudson, DO - Anchorage, in recognition of
his service to Unalaska EMS and the local clinic
for more than 10 years,
& for his dedication, leadership & friendship to
- William Bell, MD - Homer, in recognition
of 18 years of service as a medical director.
Sacco, MD, Alaska Native Medical Center – Anchorage, in recognition of his commitment to, promotion
of, and outstanding leadership in the Alaska Trauma Care
L. Cooper, MD - Kasilof, in recognition of
his outstanding quality of medical direction and
number of services he directs.
Meloche, MD – Ketchikan, for years
of service in Southeast Alaska and Alaska Marine
Converse, MD - Chena Goldstream Fire & Rescue –
Fairbanks, in recognition of years of commitment/leadership
in Interior Region.
K. Morresey, MD - TransAlaska Pipeline – Anchorage, for years of commitment to Alaska's EMS system.
- , for years of commitment to and leadership in emergency
medical services in the Yukon Kuskokwim Region.
H. Wood, MD – Petersburg, for encouraging
and providing EMS to Petersburg and SE Alaska, through
practice, physician sponsorship, and as EMS Medical Director
for SE Region EMS Council.
Hall, MD, FACEP - Anchorage
Copass, MD – Seattle, for his medevac
work in Southeast Alaska, Harborview and Airlift
Seattle & training for all of Alaska.
Bell, MD – Homer, for his services
as physician sponsor for Homer Volunteer Fire Department.
McAnelly, MD - Anchor Point, for his services
as physician sponsor for Anchor Point Vol. Fire & Rescue.
Jackson Schirmer, MD – Wrangell, for serving
as EMS physician sponsor of Wrangell Vol. Fire Dept.
Templin, MD – Anchorage, for his long-time
service as Alaska Native Medical Center/IHS EMS Coordinator
for Alaska, surgeon & statewide work to improve EMS
Wennen, MD – Fairbanks, long-time ACEMS
& ACEMS Chair, physician sponsor of University of Alaska
Fairbanks Fire Dept., & for his workshops & lectures
on burns & other EMS topics throughout the state.