Doctor Killed In FDL CO Crash Donates Organs
A Madison doctor is being praised following his death from injuries he suffered in an ambulance crash in Fond du Lac County this week. Dr. Stanley Phillips was a neonatal doctor who was on his way to Appleton with a crew to pick up an infant patient when the ambulance crashed off Highway 26 south of Rosendale. He was flown to Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah where he died Thursday night. Dr. Ray Georgen is the Medical Director for Theda’s Trauma Center. He says the 32-year-old doctor’s death is the equivalent of dying in the line of duty. Phillips had just begun a fellowship at the UW-Hospital. Georgen says Phillips’ death is a loss for the thousands of patients he would have seen during his lifetime. But his last act will impact lives. He is an organ donor. Dr. Georgen says some of those receiving organs from Phillips will be children.