Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
Quoting MSNtriathlete (Reply 3):
As a surgeon in Madison, I can vouch for the fact that our Milwaukee colleagues and respective hospitals are excellent, as well.
I think any major city has atleast 1 great hospital. Milwaukee has Froedert for their heart care, but its too far from MKE compared to UW Hospital for MSN. CLE has the Cleveland Clinic, RST has Mayo Clinic, etc...... I wouldn't bash any city in this that one city has better facilities than another.
Prayers to the patient and family.
Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
YXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
St. Luke's Medical Center is one of the finest Heart hospitals in the nation, and has a very large Cardiac medical/surgical CCU's anywhere I know of. It also was the location of the first heart transplant in Wisconsin & the place the Jarvivc artificial heart was invented. I'm a retired Paramedic from the Milwaukee area and St. Luke's is a 12 minute ride from MKE non emergency transport. And as for UW-Madison Hospital it is at least a 20 minute transport running HOT. I would think Meriter Hospital would be at least 10 minutes closer, which has a good cardiac center as well. As to why the switch from MKE to MSN don't have a clue.
I miss the 60's & 70's when you felt like a guest on the plane not cattle like today
AA777LVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
While I'm partial to the MSN area, I have a sneaking suspicion that the flight crew, dispatch, flight attendant, etc. were not debating the merits of the various medical institutions in either city when determining where to set down the flight. I would imagine it's a matter of getting on the ground and get the guy medical attention ASAP--regardless of where it is located.
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16315 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
I would guess that MKE is the preferred alternate as it is a pretty big station for NW, making it easier to get the plane checked out or get the pax on other flights. Or, flying the further distance to MKE may have put the plane under MLW. It may have become apparent that the sick passenger could not wait to get to MKE and the crew elected to put down in MSN.
That's just my speculation though.
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