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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Air Medical Today - Episode 6

The Air Medical Today Podcast - Episode 6 has been published.  In this episode I interview Mr. Lee Aase, Manager of Syndication and Social Media for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and provide News and Information including a "First Response" Interview of Mr. Dave Hardin, Air Evac LifeTeam Director of Safety, on his work with the Haitian Air Medical Response. 

Mr. Lee Aase's team’s focus is developing quality medical news resources for mainstream media, and using social media applications to create more in-depth, extended relationships directly with key stakeholders. You can see examples of Mayo Clinic’s social media offerings through the Mayo Clinic News Blog or at Sharing Mayo Clinic.

By night, Lee is the Chancellor of Social Media University - Global or SMUG, a free online higher education institution that provides practical, hands-on training in social media for lifelong learners.
Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 2000, Lee spent more than a decade in political and government communications at the local, state and federal level. He received his B.S. in Political Science from Mankato State University in 1986.

Lee lives with his wife and 2 of his 6 children in Austin, Minnesota.  His other 4 children are grown and Lee is also a grandfather.

For this episode’s First Response section of the podcast I talk with Mr. Dave Hardin, who is the Director of Safety for Air Evac LifeTeam.  Dave has been in the Dominican Republic, at the request of Aero Ambulancia, to assist in their response to the Haitian Earthquake.  Aero Ambulancia is the only air medical provider on the island of Hispaniola where the Dominican Republic and Haiti are located.  I caught up with Dave from his office in West Plains, Missouri after he just got back from the Dominican Republic.


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