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Sikorsky Donates $5,000 at AMTC to Establish Air Medical Scholarship

By S.L. Fuller | December 15, 2016
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Sikorsky has established the Dr. Suzanne Wedel Scholarship award with a donation of $5,000, the company said, presenting this week at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The award is presented by the MedEvac Foundation International in honor of the late CEO of Boston MedFlight.

"Dr. Wedel was a recognized expert and true leader, pioneering flight solutions for the air medical community for nearly 30 years with patient care, always her priority," said Jeanette Eaton, R&WI Editorial Advisory Board member and Sikorsky sales executive for North America & Canada.

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Helicopter Assn. International recently awarded Boston MedFlight with The Salute to Excellence Award to champion a solution using a Sikorsky S-76 for the Point-In-Space (PINs) GPS approach. Wedel also founded the North East Air Alliance. She died earlier this year on March 30.

The MedEvac Foundation International is a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2005, the foundation supports research, education and outreach programs. It funds programs and charitable activities that support the Assn. of Air Medical Services (AAMS) members and their families.

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