Ryan Brothers Donates to Med Flight Program

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Med Flight decalMADISON – Ryan Brothers, a Madison-based emergency transport service serving south central Wisconsin, presented a $2,000 check to UW Hospital and Clinics' Med Flight program Thursday.

The money came from the sale of decals which the Ryan Brothers helped design and for which they absorbed the entire cost.

Patrick Ryan, whose father and uncle started Ryan Brothers in 1962 and who, with his brother Erin, currently runs the operation, presented the check to Med Flight. He was accompanied by maintenance manager Don Iggulden, whom he credited with the idea for the decals.

"It was all Don's idea," Patrick said.
Med Flight check presentation

Patrick Ryan and Don Iggulden (third and second from right) with Med Flight staff

"We decided to have a fundraiser to help Med Flight out to purchase safety equipment for the crew, to help them be safer," Don said.
Working with sign production company Sign Edge and the University of Wisconsin marketing department, Don helped finalize the decal design. The decals were promoted via the uwhealth.org Web site and via Ryan Brothers' extensive EMS connections in the state.

Four hundred decals were sold, and during a tour of the Med Flight deck Patrick said they may have more made if there is a demand for them.

UW Hospital Director of Emergency Services Adrienne Cisler thanked Patrick and Don and said such donations allow her department to better serve the patients that need them.

"When the community gives to our program like this," she said, "it allows us to give back to the community." 

Date Published: 11/20/2008

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