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Fourth Annual Hooley Awards Finalists Announced

LAKEVILLE, MINN. [July 13, 2018] - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the nine finalists for this year’s Hooley™ Awards. The Hooley Awards recognize innovators and thought leaders, honoring their involvement, creativity and passion in three categories: Innovation, Service and New Frontier. The winners will be announced at the 10th annual ImageTrend Connect Conference on July 18, 2018.

“The Hooley Awards celebrate leaders in the industry for their contribution of innovation and excellence,” remarked Mike McBrady, President and CEO of ImageTrend. “We are honored to recognize all of the Hooley Finalists and celebrate their passion and impact in the communities they serve.”

Nominations for the sought after awards were reviewed by a committee to narrow down a list of finalists. A panel of judges who are considered industry experts, selected one award recipient in each category by secret ballot. The finalists for each category are as follows.

Innovation Award Finalists To recognize 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.

  • Brenden Espie, Surprise Fire-Medical Department, Arizona
  • Kevin Spratlin, Memphis Fire Department, Tennessee
  • Allen Blaine, Robin Miller and Jessica Westmiller, Chandler Fire Department, Arizona

Service Award Finalists 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.

  • Douglas Butler Jr., Coastal Valleys EMS Agency, California
  • Keith Finch, AMGH, South Jordan, Utah
  • Megan Sorensen, Children’s Hospital of Omaha, Nebraska

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

  • Christopher Newsome, Orange County Fire Rescue Department, Florida
  • Tim Seplaki, New Jersey Department of Health
  • BJ Jungmann, Burnsville Fire Department, Minnesota

The Hooley Awards dinner will showcase each finalist’s nomination prior to the announcement of the winners. Hooley Award nominations from previous years can be viewed on ImageTrend’s YouTube channel at

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.

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