Congressman Pat Tiberi Receives AAA Legislative Honor

Congressman Pat Tiberi Receives
2017 AAA Legislative Recognition Award

For Immediate Release
Amanda Riordan

Washington, DC– The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Congressman Pat Tiberi of Ohio with a Legislative Recognition Award in appreciation of his advocacy for emergency medical services.

Congressman Tiberi will be presented this honor in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s Ohio Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Buckeye State are John E. Smith, and Kenneth R. Olp of Community Care Ambulance.

Congressman Tiberi was selected for his leadership on health care issues and for his help in ensuring the extension of the Medicare temporary ambulance add-on payments. He is also recognized for his support of a methodology to collect ambulance cost data which would provide usable information for future reform of the Medicare ambulance fee schedule.

AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Congressman Tiberi has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in Ohio and across our country.”

Congressman Tiberi has represented Ohio’s 12th congressional district since 2001. He is the current Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, as well as a member of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy.

In appreciation of his ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to honor Congressman Tiberi with a Legislative Recognition Award.

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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

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.

2017, Ohio, Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH)