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Please donate here to contribute to the Barb Hess Fund.

Barbara Hess was the Founder and Director of Flight For Life. She, along with Joseph Darin, MD, then Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Jim Ryan, President of Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, started Flight For Life in 1984. It was Barb’s vision and dedication that propelled Flight For Life to become the safety and patient care focused program that it is today. The Barbara A. Hess Memorial Fund was established by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors in Barb’s honor in 1988. The Fund was established to support external educational opportunities for the Flight For Life staff, which include: Professional continuing education (seminars and conferences) and professional certifications.