Acadian Ambulance honors Air Med flight paramedic of the year

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Each year, Acadian Ambulance recognizes its exceptional medics for their tireless work ethic and dedication. All finalists are known as outstanding paramedics and EMTs who display exemplary attitudes and provide excellent patient care and are nominated by their peers. The top winners are selected by a company-wide committee. 

Acadian Ambulance honored the medics and celebrated its 50th anniversary in a virtual event in November. The keynote address was presented by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Paramedic John Fortner represents Acadian Air Med and was a finalist for the top honors.

Fortner joined Acadian in 2011 as an EMT and has earned his paramedic, CCT paramedic and flight paramedic certifications over the years. He works on AM6 out of Hammond and recently accepted a role as an associate quality supervisor. He is also enrolled in a registered nurse program with a goal of working as a flight RN with Air Med. Fortner is a great patient advocate, an excellent clinician and an outstanding field training officer.

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Acadian Air Med was founded in 1981 and currently operates a fleet of 12 medically configured helicopters and four fixed-wing aircraft from bases strategically located throughout Louisiana. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, the gold standard for air ambulance services in the United States.

This press release was prepared and distributed by Acadian Air Med.

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