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Sunstar Paramedics Awards

2017

May 2017- American Heart Association Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Level Recognition

May 2017 – Gus Bilirakis 12 Congressional District Responder of the Year
Jared Sorensen, Paramedic

May 2017 – Pinellas County EMT of the Year
Reilly Nolan, EMT

May 2017 – Pinellas County Paramedic of the Year
David Sims, Paramedic

May 2017 – Pinellas County Dispatcher of the Year
Richard Sherman, Paramedic, SSC

April 2017 – Masonic Lodge honors EMT Barry Capps and Paramedic Chuck Walker as Paramedic and EMT of the Year

February 2017 –  Leslie McAllister, Paramedic, Operations Manager receives the Commissioner Morroni Award of Excellence

2016

September 2016 – Sunstar Employees Danielle Driggers, Kaitlin Homme, Michelle Molendyk, and Antonio Cambone  receive the HCA Healthcare Pinellas County All Stars                        

July 2016- Sunstar Education Coordinator Joshua Hoover is chosen as the Florida Injury Prevention Professional of the Year

May 2016- Sunstar EMT, dispatcher and paramedic are selected as Pinellas County EMS professionals of the Year Read more about this award 

May 2016-Sunstar Paramedics employee Christopher Fogarty receives Morroni Award of excellence Read more about this award 

April 2016-Sunstar Paramedics director Kimberly Lacina receives national nursing award – Read more about this award 

April 2016- Two Sunstar Paramedics employees receive national American Ambulance Association Stars of Life award – Read More about this award

2015

November 2015 – American Ambulance Association AMBY Award – “Best Public Relation Campaign”
 Stay Alert-Stay Alive Media Campaign  Read more about this award

October 2015- Re-Accreditations Awarded:

Accredited Center of Excellence “ACE”

Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS)

Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services (CAMTS)

September 2015 – HCA Pinellas County EMS All Stars
  Desiree DiRisio, Timothy Hintze, Nick Rea and Richard Romanek- Read more about this award

July 2015- State of Florida EMS Video of the Year
  Read more about this award.

July 2015- State of Florida EMS Nurse of the Year
 Sara Webb – Read more about this award.

July 2015- State of Florida EMT of the Year
Tsambika Aysh – Read more about this award.

May 2015- American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Level Recognition 
Read more about this award.

May 2015- Pinellas County EMT of the Year
Tsambika Aysh – Read more about this award.

May 2015- Pinellas County Paramedic of the Year
Josh Hoover – Read more about this award.

April 2015- AAA Stars of Life Award
Josh Brumwell and Mark Fournier – Read more about this award.

January 2015 – Commissioner Morroni – Award of Excellence 
Josh Brumwell and Julia Watson – Read more about this award.

2014

September 2014 – HCA Pinellas County EMS All Stars 
Lacy Sims, Alex Pajil, Josh Brumwell and Julia Watson – Read more about this award.

September 2014 – Health Care Heroes Community Outreach
Charlene Cobb – Read more about this award.

July 2014- Emergency Medicial Technician of the Year
Jay Horne – Read more about this award.

July 2014- EMS Injury Prevention
David Selbach – Read more about this award.

July 2014- Video of the Year
Sunstar

May 2014- Paramedic of the Year
Chris Eisenhardt – Read more about this award.

May 2014- AHA – EMS Silver Level Recognition Award
Sunstar

April 2014- Star of Life
Jay Horne and James Bryant – Read more about this award.

January 2014- Commissioner Morroni – Award of Excellence
Jay Horne and Christopher Jennings – Read more about this award.

2013

January 2013- Commissioner Morroni Award
Megan Hollern, John Hanshew, Jeff Banks and Michael Gonzalez –

February 2013- VFW Paramedic Recognition Award
Pat Chapman

March 2013- AAA Stars of Life Award
Larry Marshall and Megan Hollern – Read more about this award.

May 2013- First Annual Intubation Rodeo (Nature Coast EMS)- Second, Third, and Fourth Place
Josh Schuster, Chris Jennings and Joe Herzhauser – Read more about this award.

May 2013- Pinellas County Paramedic of the Year
Shawn Tatham

July 2013- State of Florida 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year
Bob Lanoue

July 2013- State of Florida EMT of the Year
Roy Coosey

August 2013- HCA All Stars
Kenoviah Heron, David Simms, Seth Lynch, Andrew Pawlowski and Eric Debellis

2012

January 2012- Commissioner Morroni Award
Chris Eisenhardt, Ray Tracy, Tom McAuley and Josh Schuster

February 2012- VFW Paramedic Recognition Award
Damon Butts

May 2012- Pinellas County Emergency Dispatcher of the Year
Eric Fayad

May 2012- Pinellas County Paramedic of the Year
Nicholas Christiani

July 2012- State of Florida EMS Nurse of the Year
Hank Geiter

September 2012- HCA All Stars Award
Danielle Seibert, Roy Coosey, Jacqueline Vazquez and David Cassella

2011

State of Florida Emergency Medical Services EMT of the Year

State of Florida Emergency Medical Services Dispatcher of the Year

State of Florida Emergency Medical Services Video of the Year

Florida NPTNA Transport Member of the Year Award

ASTNA Beth Rogers Transport Nurse of the Year Award

AAMS CCT Ground Award of Excellence

Pinellas County Paramedics of the Year

Pinellas County EMT of the Year

2010

Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services EMT of the Year

State of Florida Emergency Medical Services EMT of the Year

Certificate of Recognition from Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT)

Certificate of Appreciation from Florida Department of Health for Haitian Relief Effort

2009 Objective Safety Award for Innovative EMS Safety Practice

Sunstar Communications Center recognized by NENA as an outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center

NENA recognition of outstanding 9-1-1 Dispatcher/Call Taker

2009

Florida Governor’s Sterling Award

Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services EMT of the Year

Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Paramedic of the Year

The Pinnacle Award of Excellence

2008

Florida Exemplary Vehicles, Equipment, Facilities and Records Inspection

Florida Emergency Medical Services, Nurse of the Year Award

Florida Emergency Medical Services, EMT of the Year Award

Florida EMS, Injury Prevention Award

TBRPC, Future of the Region Award for Early Warning Biosurveillance System

The Excellence in EMS National Award

2007

2007 NAEMT, Robert E. Motley, United States EMT of the Year Award

Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services EMT of the Year

Lealman Special Community Service Award

Florida Sterling Council Region 4 Showcase Award

American Heart Association, Heart Ready Community Award

Florida Emergency Medical Services, Nurse of the Year Award

Running Soles – Certificate of Appreciation

2006

Florida Exemplary Vehicles, Equipment, Facilities and Records Inspection

TBRPC, Future of the Region Award for AED Program

Larry S. Jordan, Florida EMS Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award

American Heart Association, National Heart Ready Community Award

Florida Emergency Medical Services, Educator of the Year Award

Florida Emergency Medical Services, Dispatcher of the Year Award

Florida Emergency Medical Services, EMT of the Year Award

Florida EMS, Nurse of the Year Award

National Association of Emergency Medical Dispatchers (NAEMD):

Accredited Center of Excellence “ACE” Re-Accreditation Awarded

Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS):

Re-Accreditation Awarded

Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services (CAMTS):

Accreditation Awarded

2005

Raymond H. Alexander, Florida Emergency Medical ServiceMedical Director of the Year Award

Larry S. Jordan, Florida Emergency Medical Services Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award

American Heart Association, National Heart Ready Community Award

Florida Emergency Medical Services Providers, Al Ridgeway Award for Administrative Excellence

Florida Emergency Medical Services, EMS for Children (EMSC) Award

2004

Florida Emergency Medical Services, Dispatcher of the Year Award

Florida Emergency Medical ServicesProviders Herb Kimball Award for An Act of Heroism (#1)

Florida Emergency Medical Services Providers Herb Kimball Award for An Act of Heroism (#2)

American Heart Association, National Heart Ready Community Award

Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, Quality Gold Award