Med Flight staffs historical first all-female flight crew

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On Monday, August 17, 2020, UW Med Flight was proud to staff an all-female flight crew out of its air base in Portage, WI for the first time in its 35 years of service. 

BerbeeWalsh Emergency Medicine flight physician Cynthia Griffin, MD, flight nurse Deb Volgarino, RN and pilot Kai Ficek, who joined our critical care transport team last week, had their first call to transport a patient to University Hospital.

It's an understatement to say we are incredibly proud of this milestone for our team, women crew members, and the commitment to equity at the University of Wisconsin and UW Health. 

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