Meet the CRMH AirLife Crew - Daniel Philpott
May 30, 2019
If you are faced with an emergency situation that requires air ambulance transport, knowing that you are in the hands of a trained professional can make a stressful situation a little easier. Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is pleased to introduce the members of the Carle AirLife team to the communities we serve. These individuals will be stationed at the hospital and ready to respond at a moment’s notice to those emergencies that require a patient to be flown to a larger hospital for care. They will also act as an additional trauma team in the emergency department should there be a need.
Daniel Philpott is a Flight Paramedic with Carle Richland Memorial Hospital’s new AirLife air ambulance service. Daniel has had an extensive career in Emergency Medical Services beginning as a volunteer firefighter. After attending EMT school, he accepted a position working for a progressive Advanced Life Support 911 service. He continued his education and received his degree as a Paramedic. In addition to his work with the fire department and 911 service, he also worked with his local hospital’s Emergency Department for six years. After several more years of expanding his knowledge in critical care, which included pediatrics experience and volunteering with a charity air ambulance called Grace on Wings, he began flying regularly with an Indiana hospital flight team.
“I was drawn to this opportunity to fly with the Carle Richland AirLife team because of the wide range of patient populations I would be caring for. This air ambulance has the ability to transport not only trauma and critically ill patients, but also pediatric, neonatal and high-risk OB patients, and I look forward to that diversity,” says Philpott.
Providing access to these services is one of the main reasons The Carle Foundation and Carle Richland came to the agreement to collaborate to bring a full-time air ambulance and trauma crew to the community.
While Daniel has lots of experience and takes his job very seriously, he does take time to enjoy life outside of work. On a sunny day, you will most likely find him outdoors on a motorcycle or on a fishing boat. He makes his home with his spouse, who is a flight nurse, his son, and a geriatric boxer.
AirLife will be stationed at the CRMH helipad beginning in mid-June. We will continue to introduce members of the crew over the course of the next several weeks.