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LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. is excited to announce the finalists for the seventh Hooley™ Awards. The Hooley Awards recognize innovators and thought leaders, honoring their involvement, creativity and passion, and were founded to acknowledge their contributions in innovation and excellence. There are three categories: Innovation, Service and New Frontier.

The Innovation Award recognizes those who are serving in a new or innovative way to meet the needs of their organization, including developing programs or solutions to benefit providers, administrators or the community.

Innovation Award Finalists:

Captain Anthony Maro, Collier EMS Training Department, Collier County EMS

Collier County EMS developed a way to track social service needs in the community, such as homelessness, substance abuse, senior service needs and DCF concerns, and connect these people with the resources they need.

Captain Brandon Grinstead, Orange County Fire Authority

Using his passion for data, Captain Grinstead worked to establish guidelines to transport hypoxic patients during the pandemic to best care for them.

Chief Frank Simone, North Las Vegas Fire Department

Chief Simone used integrated data to help his department take care of patients during a paramedic shortage.

The Service Award considers how data is being used to further the safety of their community or reach community goals, and acknowledges the fact that data is boundless and can be used in any number of ways for the benefit of society.

Service Award Finalists:

Michael Scadden, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Scadden and the Idaho Falls Fire Department worked with the Idaho Falls Police Department to influence changes in legislation to promote and improve the mental health and the well-being of its members through a Peer Support Team.

Timothy Seplaki, New Jersey Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services

Seplaki was a key contributor to creating the “Five Minutes to Help” program that teaches EMS providers how to connect patients with substance use disorders to recovery resources.

Michael Poynter, Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Poynter formed a partnership between Camp Hero and Nature Reliance School to bring the outdoors to first responders that desperately need a break.

The New Frontier Award recognizes those that are going above and beyond the call of duty and breaking new ground or serving in a humanitarian way.

New Frontier Finalists:

Peggy Huddleston, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Huddleston helped create a Mass Casualty Worksheet within ImageTrend Elite™ that activates when patients are involved in a mass casualty incident.

St. Paul Fire Department

The St. Paul Fire Department installed saunas in all their stations and are conducting research to determine whether saunas help reduce the risk of cancer in firefighters.

Nashville Fire Department

The Nashville Fire Department deploys mini-ambulances on the weekends to reduce response times, reduce strain on larger equipment and free up Medic Units for emergency calls elsewhere in the county.

“The initiatives that all nine of this year’s finalists have helped lead are impressive and truly inspirational in the ways they’re able to give back to their communities and support those they work with every day,” commented Joe Graw, President and COO of ImageTrend. “We’re proud to honor their hard work and dedication.”

The winners of the 2022 Hooley Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 20 at the 14th annual ImageTrend Connect Conference. Follow ImageTrend on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for pictures, articles and announcements on the stories of this year’s Hooley Award finalists.

About ImageTrend, Inc.

ImageTrend, Inc. is dedicated to connecting life’s most important data in the healthcare and emergency response community. ImageTrend delivers software solutions, data analytics and services for EMS, hospitals, community paramedicine (CP), critical care, fire, and preparedness to enable fully integrated patient-centric healthcare and public safety. ImageTrend’s commitment to innovation, its clients, and providing world-class implementation and support is unsurpassed. Based in Lakeville, Minn., ImageTrend combines business analysis, creative design and data driven architecture to offer scalable solutions and strategies for today and the future.