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June 14

Discovery HD airs "Med Air" episode Wings of Hope/Transplant featuring Richard Chenault II

June 12

Additional memorial service and fund information posted: Memorial Services / Memorial Funds

June 11

About organ donation

June 8

10:30 a.m. Press Conference
A third UMHS press conference was held, this one to provide an update on the patient who was unable to receive a double-lung transplant when the plane carrying organs for his transplant surgery crashed into Lake Michigan. Participants included On hand to make statements and answer questions were Andrew Chang, M.D., surgical director of lung transplant; Denise Landis, manager, Survival Flight; Christine Lau, M.D., thoracic surgeon; Jeffrey Punch, M.D., Chief of Medical Transplantation; Thomas Beyersdorf, executive director, Gift of Life Michigan.

9 a.m., Message to UMHS community from Dr. Kelch, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, U-M Health System
At the end of what has been among the most tragic weeks in University of Michigan Health System history, there was a glimmer of hope for the future. This morning, the patient who was unable to receive a double-lung transplant when the plane carrying his organs crashed into Lake Michigan, is recovering in University Hospital after being transplanted with a second set of lungs. He could be back home in several weeks. Read more...

June 7

Memorial service information posted

June 6

3 p.m., Press Conference
A second UMHS press conference was held to provide up-to-the minute information. Four members of Survival Flight and the transplantation program answered reporters’ questions: Peter Forster, Chief Emergency Department Administrator; Denise Landis, Manager, Survival Flight; Jeffrey Punch, M.D., Chief of Medical Transplantation; and Mark Lowell, M.D., Medical Director, Survival Flight.

Timeline of flight events

Statement from Janet Olszewski, Director, Michigan Department of Community Health

June 5

6:15 p.m.
Message to UMHS community from Dr. Robert Kelch, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, U-M Health System

3: 50 p.m.
Statement from Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan

2 p.m.
Statement from Governor Jennifer M. Granholm

12 p.m.
Statement from Tom Beyersdorf, Executive Director, Gift of Life Michigan

11:20 a.m.
Message to UMHS community from Dr. Robert Kelch, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, U-M, and CEO, U-M Health System

7 a.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard has just announced that the rescue mission has been abandoned and that there are no survivors of the crash of the jet carrying six U-M Survival Flight crew members. We will continue to provide updates as we receive them.

June 4

9 p.m. Message to UMHS Community from Darrell A. Campbell, M.D., chief of staff of the U-M Hospitals & Health Centers

 


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