The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce that Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Chief Flight Nurse, Molly Bondurant, has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship. Molly will receive the scholarship based on her dedication to the critical care community and continued education. She has over 15 years of experience in the emergency medical industry, including over five years with DHART.
Molly is currently the Chief Flight Nurse responsible for oversight of the clinical care provided by DHART ensuring that appropriate standards are met or exceeded. She is active in many of the industry’s professional associations, such as American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Nurses Association, Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work and service that DHART provides. D-H, DHART and Metro Aviation have a strong commitment to safety and quality that’s reflective in our daily operations. With that being said, there is always room for improvement and I am dedicated to that goal. As a newer leader within the program and industry, I seek out every opportunity to continue to advance our safety record and quality of care provided. It is my hope that through attending MTLI, I may obtain invaluable skills and knowledge that I (We) so desperately need, to continue in these goals and support the overall culture of my program. I will undoubtedly use and share all of the training and applied knowledge with my interdisciplinary team.”
— Molly Bondurant
MTLI enhances leadership and management of medical transportation through formal education programs emphasizing management theory and its direct practical application. The scholarship is awarded to individuals who excel in the critical-care transport community based on active involvement, industry achievement, and commitment to critical-care transport services. Sponsored by Metro Aviation, this award recognizes individuals who strive to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and compassionate patient care toward the betterment of the air medical, critical-care transport industry.
Metro Aviation is the sole benefactor of the MTLI Scholarship. “Metro Aviation believes in continually educating our industry’s leading professionals,” said Metro Aviation President Mike Stanberry. “We are constantly evolving and innovating, and we believe that the MTLI Scholarship instills a similar innovative spirit in the air medical community. We are honored to give back to the community that gives so much to all of us.”
“The leadership and management skills that Molly will gain at MTLI will have a tremendous impact on her program,” stated Foundation President and CEO, Rick Sherlock. “The MedEvac Foundation International is dedicated to continued support of our AAMS member programs and the communities they serve and will continue to support MTLI.“
The two-year MTLI Scholarship, established in 2009, is awarded annually. Applicants with healthcare or aviation backgrounds are eligible. Visit the MTLI Scholarship online next fall to apply for next year’s scholarship.