This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an AAMI member in volunteer efforts within the association.
The award includes a $2,000 check and a plaque to be presented at the AAMI Exchange.
Steven D. Baker, PhD, clinical assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR
Steven D. Baker has been selected to receive the Spirit of AAMI Award for the active role he has played in the association over the last several decades. Most recently, Baker was instrumental in developing The Medical Connectivity FAQs, an update of the 2014 FAQs for the Wireless Challenge in Healthcare, which he also helped develop.
Baker is known for his tireless work ethic and outstanding ability to motivate others, especially within the AAMI’s former Wireless Strategy Task Force, where he served for seven years and was among its most active members. Baker’s colleagues say he exemplifies what it is to be a standards-motivated individual, with his enthusiasm, dependability, solid judgment, good humor, and willingness to fight for what is right.
“I was elated and surprised to learn I had received this award after having been nominated by my peers,” said Baker. “It is a great honor to be considered along with the luminaries who have previously received The Spirit of AAMI award.”