Congressman Richard Hudson Receives AAA Legislative Honor

Congressman Richard Hudson Receives
2017 AAA Legislative Recognition Award

For Immediate Release
Amanda Riordan

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

Congressman Hudson will be presented this award in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s North Carolina Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Tar Heel State are Ryan Lowe and Tiffany Johnson, both of Mecklenburg EMS Agency in Charlotte.

Congressman Hudson was selected for the Legislative Recognition Award for championing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act to ensure that Paramedics and EMTs can continue to administer life-saving drugs to patients.
AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Congressman Hudson has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in North Carolina and across our country.”

Congressman Richard Hudson is serving his third term in the United States Congress representing North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District. Rep. Hudson is a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Prior to being elected to Congress himself, Rep. Hudson served as Chief of Staff to three members of Congress.

In appreciation of his ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to honor Congressman Hudson 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, North Carolina, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC)