MADISON (WKOW) – The neonatal physician injured in an ambulance crash Wednesday afternoon has passed away.
Dr. Stanley Phillips is a first year pediatric fellow who just started his fellowship at UW Hospital on July 1. UW Health says Phillips was working as a neonatal physician on a medical transport team run by Meriter Hospital when the ambulance he was traveling in flipped over on Highway 26 near Rosendale. Phillips and the team was en-route to pick up a NICU patient in Appleton and transport the patient back to Madison.
"While Stan was only here a short time, he already made a big impression on all of us," says 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."
UW Health says Stanley Phillips' dedication to saving lives will continue through his gift as an organ donor.