UPDATE 2/8/18, 11:24am: Chuck continues to heal and recover and remains in the care of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. His family and loved ones have been notified and are at his bedside, along with many of our crew members.
Because Chuck’s family resides outside of Columbus, some out of state, we have set up a GoFundMe account to help cover their travel and living expenses while they journey with Chuck through the healing process. If you would like to donate, please visit www.gofundme.com/medflightstrong.
2/5/18, 1:57am: The injured crew member, Chuck Calissie, remains in the care of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dale Muetzel, Samantha Brocwell, and Cody Shetler have been released from Riverside Methodist Hospital following medical evaluation.
The teams at MedFlight would like to thank you for your overwhelming thoughts and prayers during this incident.
2/5/18, 12:42am: The families of the Mobile ICU ground team involved in the accident have been updated regarding the conditions of their family members and have approved the release of names. The injured crew member was Chuck Calissie, who is currently being treated at The Ohio State University Wexner Center. Dale Muetzel, Samantha Brocwell, and Cody Shetler are currently being evaluated at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Special thanks to local first responders, the staff at Mary Rutan Hospital, Columbus Division of Fire’s CISD team, and all others involved for their quick response and support. We will continue to keep you updated.
2/4/18, 9:02pm. At approximately 6:45pm on Sunday 2/4/18, while enroute to a referring facility to begin a patient transport, MedFlight’s Columbus-based Mobile ICU team was involved in an accident with injuries to one of the medical crew members. There were no fatalities. First responders transported the team to the local hospital for assessment.
We will keep you updated as details are available. Please do not call our emergency dispatch number at this time in regards to this incident. We are still processing requests for critical-care transport if needed. We thank you for your support and patience as we assist our team during this incident.