Congressman Kevin Brady to Receive
2017 AAA Legislative Recognition Award
For Immediate Release
Washington, DC– The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas with a Legislative Recognition Award in appreciation of his advocacy for emergency medical services.
Congressman Brady will be presented this honor in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s Texas Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Lone Star State are Chris Eachen of Paramedics Plus; Cindy Hitchcock of American Medical Response; Rhonda Dees-Lockwood, and Sloane Brown of Acadian Ambulance Service; and Thomas Faticone, Daniel Dormady, and Elizabeth Roden of MedStar Mobile Healthcare.
Congressman Brady was selected for the Legislative Recognition Award for his leadership on health care issues and help ensuring the extension of the Medicare temporary ambulance add-on payments.
AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Congressman Brady has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in Texas and across our country. The AAA is proud to present him with a Legislative Recognition Award.”
Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 from Texas’s 8th congressional district, Congressman Brady is the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
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About the American Ambulance Association
Founded in 1979, the AAA represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States that participate in emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation. The Association serves as a voice and clearinghouse for ambulance services, and views prehospital care not only as a public service, but also as an essential part of the total public health care system.
AAA Stars of Life
The Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life honors the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 101 EMS professionals will be honored as the 2017 Stars of Life. Meet the stars at www.stars.ambulance.org.
AAA Mission Statement
The mission of the American Ambulance Association is to promote health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provide research, education, and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve.