Alaskan Flight Nurse to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony


Jason Dau was nominated for ensuring that residents in the small community of Kotezbue gets access to life-saving care, even if it's as far away as Anchorage.
Jason Dau, a flight nurse with Guardian Flight in Kotezbue, was recently named one of 33 Global Medical Response (GMR) Stars of Life. All honorees from across the country will be honored at the American Ambulance Association (AAA) Stars of Life Awards Ceremony, May 1-4 in Washington, D.C.

Dau was nominated for his dedication to ensuring those who reside in Kotezbue and outlying villages have access to life-saving care through the local health system and through facilities based further away in Anchorage. Dau is also well respected by his colleagues for his commitment to first responder wellness. He is known for prioritizing time for his colleagues to debrief following particularly challenging transports.

“Jason is a very genuine person,” said Delvinee Dillingham, Program Director for Guardian Flight Kotzebue. “He truly cares for everyone that he interacts with over the course of his workday. He is an employee you can trust to support his teammates and be a good steward to the community of Kotzebue.”

Dau said the award came as a surprise to him, but that he is humbled by the recognition. “This award means so much to me,” said Dau. “I am just incredibly thankful to Guardian Flight Alaska and to my colleagues for providing me the opportunity to serve as such an essential resource to the area that I was lucky enough to be raised in. I am very fortunate.”

Alaskan Flight Nurse to be Honored at Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony