Flight For Life Transport System Welcomes New Executive Director

Flight For Life Transport System announces the hiring of healthcare executive Dan Burns to lead the organization as Executive Director. Burns will replace Transport System Director Jim Singer, who recently retired after 31 years with Flight For Life.

Burns previously served as the Program Director for Flight For Life from 1991-2001. Since then, he has held clinical leadership roles in emergency and trauma services and critical care services. For the last seven years, he has served in a variety of leadership roles in the private sector involving healthcare product development, management and process improvement.

“His strong clinical background, 26 years of experience managing large organization operations, combined with measurable success in the private sector make Dan the ideal person to lead Flight For Life into the future,” said Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Executive Director Bob Simi.

Flight For Life is an air medical transport system provided by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin with bases in Waukesha and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and McHenry, Illinois. The organization has transported more than 36,000 critically ill and injured patients throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois since 1984.

Burns says the organization has always held a special place in his heart.

“As a leader in healthcare, Flight For Life has been a part of my life for more than 30 years,” explained Burns. “Many years ago I had the privilege to lead the program and work with an amazing team of professionals totally dedicated to the mission of safety, clinical excellence, customer service and education. It is with great pride and excitement that I now return as its Executive Director.”

Burns is a Registered Nurse and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Ottawa University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.