The James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award is presented to an active, life, or honorary member for significant contributions to emergency medicine. This award is named after the late James D. Mills, Jr, MD, the second president of the College. Dr. Mills practiced emergency medicine in Alexandria, Virginia, for many years, and is commonly referred to as a designer of the "Alexandria Plan" for staffing emergency facilities with full-time practitioners of emergency medicine.
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
The Mills Award is a plaque featuring an etched portrait of the recipient. The recipient's name is inscribed on a master plaque at ACEP Headquarters.
Any member of the College may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The nominee must be an active, life or honorary member of the College.
The nominee should have made a significant contribution to emergency medicine through a variety of avenues, including College committee service. Examples of significant contributions to the specialty include, but are not limited to: improved patient care delivery modes, cost containment, quality of care improvements, disaster planning, improved EMS organization, and public education. Recipients of this award are ineligible to receive awards in other categories of the Award Program.
Any member may nominate a member by submitting a completed nomination form. Submit the nomination form, nominee's curriculum vitae, and up to 3 letters of support to Mary Ellen Fletcher, CPC, CEDC, at the ACEP Headquarters. Letters of support are greatly encouraged and are at the discretion of the nominator. Additionally, a nominee should have only one nomination whether from a chapter, entity (such as a committee or section), or individual. All entries must be submitted by the deadline for consideration by the Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee will judge the entries, with its recommendations subject to review by the ACEP Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final, and the Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award will be presented at the annual President's Awards Banquet.