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Local doctor dies from injuries in ambulance crash

Local doctor dies from injuries in ambulance crash

 

UPDATE: JULY 12

The following is a statement issued by UW Health:

UW Health is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Stanley Phillips III, a first year pediatric fellow who died this evening from injuries sustained during a vehicle crash. Phillips was working as a neonatal physician on a medical transport team run by Meriter Hospital when the ambulance he was riding in overturned yesterday on Highway 26 near Rosendale. The team was en-route to pick up a NICU patient in Appleton. 

Phillips had just started a pediatric fellowship at UW Hospital on July 1.

“While Stan was only here a short time, he already made a big impression on all of us,” said Dr. John Frohna, neonatal fellowship director and vice chair for education at the Department of Pediatrics at UW Hospital and Clinics. “His passion for learning and his enthusiasm for the care of newborns was amazing. I know he would have made a significant impact on our training program and on the care of his patients. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Stanley Phillips’ dedication to saving lives will continue through his gift as an organ donor.

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ROSENDALE, Wis. (AP) _ Three people were hurt when an ambulance flipped over on Highway 26 near Rosendale.

Officials with Meriter Health Services in Madison say the ambulance was traveling to Appleton to pick up a baby on a nonemergency call when it went off the road in Fond du Lac County around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Five Meriter employees but no patients were in the ambulance. A neonatal doctor suffered head injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Neenah. The physician's condition was not immediately available.

Two other medical personnel were taken to hospitals in Waupun and Fond du Lac, respectively. Meriter says their injuries aren't believed to be serious.

Meriter says the ambulance driver and another staff member were not hurt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

 

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