Dr. Stephen Heinz Receives COEMS 2012 Wohlauer Award
Sky Ridge EMS Medical Director Stephen Heinz is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Valentin E. Wohlauer Award for Physician Excellence in EMS. In addition to his hard work and achievements at Sky Ridge EMS, Dr. Heinz has made significant impact in the EMS field. Dr. Heinz and others will receive recognition at the 2012 Colorado EMS Conference held November 8-11 at Keystone Resort and Conference Center.
The awards are presented by the EMS Association of Colorado and the Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Section of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The Wohlauer award honors the memory of Dr. Wohlauer, who directed the EMS section of the Colorado Department of Health and brought into being many of the outstanding EMS components now existing in Colorado. The award is presented to a physician who has made a substantial contribution to the advancement of EMS in Colorado.
Quotes from nominators
"From establishing protocols on pain management and cervical spine clearances in the field to assisting us with the development of our quality improvement program, Dr. Heinz consistently strives to ensure that outstanding patient care is our ultimate goal"
"Dr. Heinz has made, and continues to make, a difference in EMS not only in the Denver Metro area, but in the State as a whole. He understands the importance that field providers play, and his vision is setting the bar higher for all of us"
"To say that he is what every agency desires in a physician advisor would be an understatement!"
"His attitute of always being the patient's advocate is infectious and makes all those around him want to be better."
Congratulations Dr. Heinz!