The Tim Hynes Award recognizes exemplary leadership, education and safety within the paramedic profession. Tim Hynes was a founding member of the association who lost his life along with his crew when their helicopter crashed on a rescue mission in 1998. Steele was selected because he exemplifies Hynes commitment to critical care transport.
Steele started critical care flights in 2008 and has proven to be a leader and educator in this field, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
Bill Casey, Director of Clinical Education at Hospital Wing, said: “From the time he started, I immediately recognized that he had a passion for building up clinicians to perform at the optimal level.
“He has made it his primary goal to uplift our profession and expand our scope of practice. This includes him ensuring that we added blood products, ultrasound, and a complete new set of critical care guidelines that brought Hospital Wing into the future of critical care transport medicine.”
The official award presentation will be made during the IAFCCCP Membership Meeting held at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on 3 November.