Washington County Flight Nurse Honored


Eric Selby has flown for Air Evac Lifeteam for seven years.
Air Evac Lifeteam Flight Nurse Eric Selby was recently awarded the Region 4 Nurse of the Year. Selby has been with Air Evac Lifeteam for seven years, and also serves as the Base Clinical Lead for the Washington County air medical base. The crew held a special breakfast for Eric and presented him with the award earlier this month. Air Evac is part of the Global Medical Response (GMR) family of companies, and nurses from across the region – in the air and on the ground – were nominated.

Flight Nurse Trey Densford nominated his co-worker for a quarterly regional award and was excited to learn that Selby also won the Nurse of the Year.

“Eric is a great leader,” Densford said. “He sets a good tone for the base and creates a good culture for our employees. He is an excellent clinician and goes above and beyond for us to make sure we have what we need to do our job.”

Air Evac Program Director Lee Williams said Selby is always available for the crew – even when he is not on shift. “Doing what we do can be a very humbling job, and there are days that can put you in your place,” Williams said. “To be able to call someone and talk it over is an awesome thing to have.”

Selby previously worked as the Chief Nursing Officer for Chicot Memorial and remembers the day he was invited to apply for a position at Air Evac LIfeteam. “I was working my family farm when the Base Clinical Lead called me and asked if I wanted to fly,” Selby recalled. “I got off the tractor and visited the base that day.”

The best part of his job, Selby said, is serving the community. “We are providing a service that would not exist if we weren’t here,” he said.

Selby and his wife, Carmen, live in Hamburg, Ark., and have two sons – Stetson and Gage.
Washington County Flight Nurse Honored