Ryan Brothers Ambulance Offers Med Flight Tribute
May 2008 Med Flight Helicopter Crash
In memory of Dr. Darren Bean, flight nurse Mark Coyne and pilot Steve Lipperer:
On the night of Saturday, May 10, UW Health lost three extraordinary men when a UW Hospital and Clinics Med Flight helicopter crashed near La Crosse, Wis., killing all three crew members on board.
Emergency physician Darren Bean, MD, flight nurse Mark Coyne, RN, and pilot Steve Lipperer were uniquely gifted individuals whose lives enriched everyone around them. They and their families remain daily in our thoughts and prayers.
The EMS community has been devastated by the loss of these three men who tirelessly worked to improve delivery of emergency care across South Central Wisconsin.
As a tribute to the Med Flight crew members, Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service is producing a memorial decal to honor their lives and service. The tribute decal is available to all emergency response programs. The decal is shown above - actual size is about 5"x5" and it is UV-protected so it can be used on the inside or outside of a vehicle.
Ryan Brothers is covering all costs for the decal and asks that programs donate $5 per decal. The proceeds will be donated to Med Flight for safety equipment.
To order a Med Flight tribute decal, e-mail Ryan brothers at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the number of decals your program would like. Please include your program mailing address for delivery.
Please send your donation, noting "Med Flight" on the check, to:
Ryan Brothers Ambulance
922 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
At UW Health, we are determined to honor the memory of Darren, Mark and Steve by continuing the compassionate, life-saving work they loved, believed in and for which they gave their lives. Their passion and talent for helping others set a very high bar - one that we pledge to keep raising.