Saving lives at 2,000 feet

Elaine Philipson in front of airplane

Elaine Philipson

Elaine Philipson was afraid of heights before she became a Survival Flight Nurse at the U-M Health System. Now she works in jets and helicopters daily, helping patients while flying through the air at 160 miles per hour. "I love the unpredictability," Elaine says about her job. "I hate doing the same thing every day."

Video used with permission of UMHS Headlines.