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LifeFlight Director Receives Prestigious National Award

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) recently recognized LifeFlight of Maine executive director, Thomas Judge, with the Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award. The award is presented to a member of NAEMSP who has provided significant leadership to the association and outstanding contributions advancing the subspecialty of emergency medical services.
Tom has been a long-time member of NAEMSP and served on the faculty of the National EMS Medical Directors Course and Practicum for 18 years. He teaches the critical care/air medical section of the curriculum and has also recently chaired the organization’s public health committee. “I had the privilege of working on a white paper with Keith Neely several years ago that examined how EMS and Managed Care fit together,” said Tom. “Not only was that experience my entry point into the national EMS field, but we were able to use Neely’s model to develop and publish another national policy paper on air medical oversight. To win this award has a lot of special meaning to me.”
A joint venture between EMHS and Central Maine Medical Center, LifeFlight is a nonprofit air medical and critical care transport organization that brings lifesaving critical care staff and equipment directly to the patient by helicopter, airplane, and ground ambulance. It also provides advanced emergency medical training to Maine’s hospitals, emergency medical services, and public safety agencies.
To learn more about LifeFlight, please visit or call (207)230-7092.
A complete list of 2017 NAEMSP award winners is available on the organization’s website.