Items Tagged ‘Dr. Luis Bonilla’

January 2, 2013

Helicopter Crash Victims Honored at Mayo Clinic

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Federal investigators are still working to determine what doomed a helicopter carrying a heart surgeon and technician from the Mayo Clinic in Florida last year. Dr. Luis Bonilla and procurement technician David Hines were flying from Jacksonville to Gainesville to retrieve a heart for transplant when their helicopter crashed Dec. 26, 2011. They were killed […]

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Tags: David Hines, Dr. Luis Bonilla, First Coast News, helicopter crash, SK Logistics


January 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Lawsuit filed in Florida helicopter crash that killed heart transplant team

By Mystery User

A helicopter that crashed during a flight to pick up a heart for transplant, killing all three people on board, should never have taken off because weather conditions and visibility were too poor, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a victim. The Dec. 26 crash in northeast Florida killed Dr. […]

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Tags: David Hines, Dr. Luis Bonilla, E. Hoke Smith, helicopter crash, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville


December 29, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Colleagues mourn 3 killed in helicopter crash

By Mystery User

Two employees of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville who died in a helicopter crash are being remembered as caring medical professionals who loved their work…”He was a great teacher and mentor to the field of organ recovery and transplantation,” said Cheryl Martin, an organ recovery coordinator at the Mayo Clinic. “There are simply not enough […]

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December 29, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Helicopter crash victims will be honored in Rose parade

By Mystery User

The three men who died Monday in a helicopter crash on their way to pick up a donor heart will be memorialized in roses. Their sacrifice so saddened staffers at a nonprofit organ procurement agency in Los Angeles that they decided to feature the men as part of their ninth annual float in the Tournament […]

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December 29, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Opinion: Our View: To remember those who perished in Florida tragedy, talk about organ donation

By Mystery User

Some people might object to using the word “family” to describe any organization that has more than 56,000 employees, but we’re going to do it anyway. The Mayo Clinic family suffered a tragic blow on Monday when a helicopter carrying two members of a heart-transplant team went down in a wooded area in northern Florida. […]

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Tags: David Hines, Dr. Luis Bonilla


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