Patrick Auger becomes first Canadian to win prestigious award
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 5 /CNW/ - Ornge, Ontario's provider of transport medicine services, is proud to
congratulate Patrick Auger, an Ottawa-based Ornge Critical Care
Paramedic, for winning the Tim Hynes Flight Paramedic of the Year Award
from the International Association of Flight Paramedics (IAFP). He was
presented with the award at the Critical Care Transport Medicine
Conference in Nashville, Tennessee earlier today.
Auger, the first non-American to take home this award, began his career
twenty years ago. On top of his full time role as a Critical Care
Flight Paramedic, he is a well-respected educator both within Ornge and
at paramedic colleges throughout the province. He has authored a
chapter in a national paramedic textbook, speaks regularly at regional
and national conferences, and has delivered paramedic and disaster
management courses internationally. Pat is currently enrolled in the
Master of Education Program in the Center for Medical Education at the
University of Dundee.
Pat has also taken a leadership role at several national events. He was
the Incident Commander of the Medical Assistance Team during the G8
summit in 2010, a hospital fire in 2007, and the emergency evacuation
of a remote community in 2005.
"Patrick exemplifies the values of compassion, collaboration and
innovation that are at the core of what we do at Ornge," said Dr.
Christopher Mazza, Ornge President and CEO. "His excellence,
professionalism and commitment to the field of transport medicine are
an inspiration to his colleagues. I join with our entire organization
in offering congratulations to Patrick for this well-deserved honour."
"Pat successfully combines superior bedside skills and knowledge from
almost two decades as a flight paramedic with a mastery of the
principles of medical education," said Dr. Russell MacDonald, Medical
Director with Ornge.
The Tim Hynes Award recognizes exemplary abilities in leadership,
education and safety within the paramedic profession. Every year, the
IAFP selects an exceptional paramedic who has demonstrated leadership
and paramedic professionalism.
Ornge is a world leading innovator in the field of transport medicine.
The organization operates from a number of bases across the province of
Ontario and performs approximately 20,000 admissions annually. It
coordinates all aspects of Ontario's aero medical transport system, the
critical care land transport program, and the authorization of air and
land ambulance transfers between hospitals.
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