Aces of Hearts

WITH HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS . . .

Ace of Hearts by Year
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


2019 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Warren Bahle, EMCT-P
Chandler Fire Department

Andrew Bergeson, DO
Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Jason Erbes, EMCT-P, RN
Surprise Fire-Medical Department

Tammy Eydeler, RN
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

Bradley Fulton, K9 Officer
Coolidge Police Department

Rob Gibbons, EMCT-P
Scottsdale Fire Department

Heather Gonzalez, RN
Banner Goldfield Medical Center

Brandon Hestand, RN
Chandler Regional Medical Center

Rob Johnsson, EMCT-P
Glendale Fire Department

Jeffrey McCarley, Deputy
Pinal County Sheriff’s Office

PJ McCullough, EMCT-B
Coolidge Fire Department

Heather McKinnon, EMCT-P
Gilbert Fire & Rescue

Mike Ocampo, EMCT-P
AMR – Pinal County

Dan Oscislawski, MD
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Barbara Schaffer, RN
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center

John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP
San Carlos Apache Healthcare

Ryan Spilsbury, EMCT-P
Maricopa Ambulance

Beth Yancey, EMCT-B
AMR – Maricopa County


2018 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Ian Brown
Banner Desert Medical Center
Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Tricia Davison
Banner Estrella Medical Center

Daniel Fitzpatrick
Glendale Fire Department

Chris Laughner
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

Josh Leahy
Tempe St. Luke’s Medical Center

Jesus Rivera
Surprise Fire-Medical Department

Holly Rodgers
Banner Goldfield Medical Center

Niki Salazar
Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Luther Victor
San Carlos EMS


2017 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Erin Baas-Pace
Banner Goldfield Medical Center

Derek Boehm
Air Methods – Native Air 5

Jill Briden-Brown
Peoria Fire-Medical Department

Doug Crunk
Arizona Department of Health Services

Luke Fendley
Queen Valley Fire District

Clayton Hall
AMR

Chris Hinson
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Sara Latham
Banner University Medical Center

Susan Nicolas
Arizona Department of Health Services

Beth Ranney
Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Ken Simkins
Superstition Fire and Medical District

Mary White
HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Joseph Winchell
Banner Desert Medical Center
Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Tina Yohe
Goodyear Fire Department


2016 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Adam Apodaca
Southwest Ambulance – Maricopa County

Warren Bahle
Chandler Fire, Health, and Medical Department

Bruce Barnhart
University of Arizona, AEMRC

Franco Castro-Marin, MD
Scottsdale Fire Department
Scottsdale Emergency Associates

Matt Chafee
Southwest Ambulance – Pinal County

Emily Cova
Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix

Kelly Cracraft
Tempe St. Luke’s Medical Center

Orion Godfreyme
Goodyear Fire Department

Jeremiah Johnson
North County Fire & Medical

Jordan Massengale
Banner Baywood Medical Center

Megan Smith
Banner Desert Medical Center

Crew E141 and R146 - Wade Barter, David Alexander, Eddie Coleman, Jason Mickelson, Garrett Attig, and Kemp Quackenbush
Daisy Mountain Fire Department


2015 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Gary Bernard
Peoria Fire and Medical Department

Dennis Bluth
Banner Desert Medical Center

Kathy Brown, RN
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Brad Butler, MD
AZ ITLS

Clarissa Chapman
Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team

Jarrett Cline
Payson Fire Department

Derric Crandell
Southwest Ambulance

Karla Good, RN
St. Luke’s Medical Center

Bonnie Jo Halvorson
Pleasant Valley Fire Department

Andy Jou, DO
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Merilee Larson
Banner Ironwood Medical Center

Steve Mann
Goodyear Fire Department

Melissa Meryhew
Banner Goldfield Medical Center 

Greg Nottingham
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Kim Packebush
Phoenix Fire Department

Dawn Polkabla
Banner Baywood Medical Center

Eric Tarr
Arizona Department of Public Safety


2014 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Tyler Bellerose
Banner Goldfield Medical Center

Eileen Blackstone
Queen Valley Fire District

Danny Christenson
Air Methods

Robert Clark, RN
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Kory Coffman
Surprise Fire Medical Department

James Cunningham
Rural Metro Arizona

Russ Dodge
Arizona Department of Public Safety / Central Air Rescue / Phoenix Ranger 41

Barbara Foord
Southwest Ambulance

Bradley Harrison, MD
Banner Desert Medical Center

Matthew Havey
Houston Mesa Fire Department

Darren Kelly
Rural Metro Fire Department

Aaron Kent and Casey O’Brien
Life Line Ambulance Service, Inc.

Wayde Kline
Phoenix Fire Department

Andy McDonald
Scottsdale Fire Department

Florence Premeau
Florence Premeau St. Luke’s Medical Center / Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Mario Santos
Goodyear Fire Department

Neale Spender
Banner Desert Medical Center

Tara Weertman
Air Evac Services


2013 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Samantha Anderson
Gisela Valley Fire District

Bob Bagwell
Scottsdale Fire Department

Pete Benzing
Casa Grande Fire Department

Derek Boehm
Florence Hospital at Anthem

Kim Boehm
Southwest Ambulance

Brian Bowling
Native Air, AMC

Bill Bruin
Florence Fire Department

Sheila Bryant, RN
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Mark Cichocki
Rural Metro Fire Department

Larissa Dvorak
Mesa Fire and Medical Department

Jill Ellett, RN
Arrowhead Hospital

Amanda Gibbs, RN
Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Traci Hansen
Banner Desert Medical Center

Dave Hayes
Southwest Ambulance

Dan Jarrett
Daisy Mountain Fire District

Mickey Kovach, RN
Banner Desert Medical Center

Jonathan Larson
Casa Grande Fire Department

Nathan Munson, RN
Gilbert Hospital

Andrew Potter
LifeNet

Melissa Ramos, RN
Case Grande Regional Medical Center

Adelina Reeves, RN
Banner Gateway Medical Center

Heather Santiago, RN, CFRN
Air Evac Services

Anita Selph
Glendale Fire Department

Carolyn Smith, RN
St. Luke’s Medical Center Phoenix

Brandon Serio
Southwest Ambulance

Tomi St. Mars, RN
Arizona Department of Health Services

Candice Stout, RN
Banner Desert Medical Center


2012 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Krystle Book, RN
Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Paula Brashier, RN
Scottsdale Healthcare

Joanna Burgan
Southwest Ambulance

Aaron Chapman
Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue

Rebecca Cochran, RN
St. Luke’s Medical Center – Phoenix

Van Dunham, RN
Gilbert Hospital

Cecil Fendley
Queen Valley Fire District

David Gast, CEP
Chandler Regional Medical Center

Norm Gray
Native Air

Stephen Knox, CEP
Mesa Fire Department

Barbara McDonald, RN
Glendale Fire Department

Tracy Moroney, RN
John C. Lincoln - Deer Valley

Anthony Mount, RN
Banner Desert Medical Center

Rae Lynne Neerings
Southwest Ambulance

Thuan Nguyen, MD
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Kathy Plencner-McMullin
LifeNet

Carol Pribyl, RN
Air Evac

Joseph Rio
Tempe Fire Department

Jeffrey Rivera, RN
Florence Hospital at Anthem

Jack Roberts, RN
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Leslie Springer
PMT Ambulance

Robin Vanderloo, RN
Banner Gateway Medical Center

Lisa Wheaton, CEP
Air Evac


2011 Aces of Hearts Nominees


Amanda Platt
Banner Desert Medical Center

Brent Burgett
Mesa Fire Department

Dr. Brian Hess
Tempe St. Luke’s

Chad Lancaster
Harquahala Fire District

Christen Stevens
Gilbert Hospital

Grace Watson
Gila River EMS

Jay Ducote
Scottsdale Fire Department

Jenica Norton
Air Evac

Kevin Taussig
Southwest Ambulance – Maricopa County

Leann Esprey
Banner Desert Medical Center

Lesley Pakkala
Southwest Ambulance – Pinal County

Marilyn Maxwell
Banner Desert Medical Center

Mark Cichocki
Rural Metro Fire Department

Mark Robens
Phoenix Fire Department

Mike Patten
Glendale Fire Department

Peggy Lahren
Arizona Department of Health Services

Robert Ferrin
Native Air / Omniflight

Renee Hamblin
Surprise Fire Department

Shannon Torrez
Banner Desert Medical Center

Steve Kennedy
Glendale Fire

TJ Dresher
Glendale Fire

Will Sanders
Sun City West Fire District


2010 Aces of Hearts Recipients


Kendra Allen
Mercy Gilbert Hospital

Susan Araneta, RN
Mercy Gilbert Hospital

Janet Backers
St. Luke’s Medical Center Phoenix

David Bejarano
Gilbert Hospital

Jerry Bevan
Mesa Fire Department

Jordy Cox, MD
Maricopa Medical Center

Chris Del-Rio-Riddle
PMT Ambulance

Kristopher Gale
Town of Queen Creek Fire Department

Tim Gault
Southwest Ambulance

Dave Hamilton
Daisy Mountain Fire District

Chris Hyde
Gilbert Fire Department

Melissa Lincoln
Banner Desert Medical Center

Tom Marks
Southwest Ambulance

Theresa Moody
Native Air

Angie Pauling
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea

Matt Rogers
Mesa Fire Department

Kiohud Sanderson
Gila River Fire Department

Shelly Silvers
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn

Tyler Stuart
Southwest Ambulance

Russ Trollope
Phoenix Fire

Don Vasquez
Air Evac


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Aces of Hearts Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Aces of Hearts awards. Please complete the nomination form below including the attachment of a picture of your nominee. Nominations will be closed on February 28, 2020. The final recipients will receive their award on June 12, 2020. Thank you!

Aces of Hearts Nomination Form

In 100 words or less, prepare a statement describing the nominee's qualities and contributions to EMS in Central Arizona. Include why the nominee should be recognized for her/his service:


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