Valley Med Flight honors employees

ESCANABA — Valley Med Flight has recognized two Upper Peninsula staff members as Employees of the Year.” Valley Med Flight employs more than 100 pilots, mechanics paramedics, nurses and support staff in its large coverage area ranging from Montana to Michigan.

Escanaba base pilot Conrad Mulford has been selected “Rotor Wing Pilot of the Year.” Mulford has been employed with Valley Med Flight for three years. He lives in the Marquette area with his wife Clare and twin boys, Finn and Jack. “Compassionate and professional

encapsulates Conrad’s work ethic,” said Jake Smith, Program Director for Valley Med Flight. “He raises the professional bar for others to follow.”

Iron Mountain base paramedic Adam Burton has been selected “Fixed Wing Clinician of the Year.” Burton has also been employed by Valley Med Flight for three years. He lives in Iron Mountain with his wife Emily and his two children, Olivia and Brades. “Burton brings professionalism and passion to his work,” said Smith. “His personality is infectious, creating a comfortable environment for his patients,” Smith added.

Valley Med Flight has 10 bases in North Dakota, Michigan, Montana, and Minnesota. Five bases operate fixed wing aircraft and five base fly helicopters. It has three bases in Michigan, two bases in Minnesota, four based in North Dakota, and a base in Montana. Valley Med Flight is a part of Guardian Flight, with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.