Dr R.J. Frascone named medical director of the year

Life Link III of Minnesota, US, announced on 11 September that Dr R.J. Frascone has been named as the Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) Medical Director of the Year. The honour recognises a medical director who has demonstrated ‘exceptional personal involvement’ in a flight programme and is considered to be an invaluable part of the air medical flight programme’s success, said Life Link III. The award is due to be presented to Frascone at the AMPA General Membership meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, on 15 October.

“Since 1987, Dr Frascone has been leading the way on bringing innovative bedside technology onboard our aircraft and driving exceptional patient care delivery,” stated Kolby Kolbet, vice-president of clinical services for Life Link III. “Being named Medical Director of the Year by AMPA recognises the many contributions Dr Frascone has made, not just for our organisation, but in serving as a national thought leader in advancing critical care across the air medical industry. We are very proud to have Dr Frascone as a key part of the Life Link III team.”

Edward Eroe, president and CEO of Life Link III, commented: “In addition to guiding our clinical care, Dr Frascone is committed to bringing the safety of our crew and patients to the forefront of all decision making. As chief medical officer, a member of the Life Link III board of directors, and chair of the clinical council, Dr Frascone’s involvement and leadership has helped shape one of the most robust safety programmes in the air medical transport community.”

In addition to serving as the chief medical officer for Life Link III, Frascone is the medical director of Regions Hospital EMS, which includes the City of St Paul, Life Link III (rotor and fixed wing transport) and 28 other agencies. He is also a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Minnesota.

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