Newell man wins award

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Bruce Champ, a Air Evac Lifeteam flight nurse, was honored with the company’s 2013 Region 2 Flight Nurse of the Year award.

Champ’s region consists of Air Evac Lifeteam bases in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee.

The Flight Nurse of the Year is presented to the nurse who works as a team player, demonstrates a desire to increase knowledge and skills, and actively pursues opportunities to promote Air Evac in the community.

“Bruce is an outstanding individual who is always professional and dedicated to all aspects of Air Evac operations,” said Janie Ward, regional director of base operations Janie Ward.

“Our patients and partners in EMS look at Bruce as one of the most competent caregivers possible. I can honestly say that if something bad were to ever happen to myself or a loved one, I would be able to find solace in the fact that Bruce Champ was there.”

Champ is a Newell resident.

“In the eyes of his peers, Bruce is looked upon as a leader, mentor and professional,” Ward said. “There is no doubt that Bruce Champ makes a difference and is a valued asset at Air Evac Lifeteam. We need more like him.”

Air Evac Lifeteam provides access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas. 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 114 bases in 15 states.

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