Harborview patient update: Seattle helicopter crash

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Harborview patient update: Seattle helicopter crash

Information on Richard Newman, injured in the March 18 KOMO helicopter crash
Susan Gregg

Richard Newman-rail
Courtesy of the Newman family
Richard Newman
Richard Newman

April 1: Daniel Jung, partner of Richard Newman, spoke with media. He was joined by UW Medicine Burn Center physicians Nicole Gibran and Tam Pham, who discussed Newsman’s injuries and surgeries. See The Seattle Times' coverage.

March 24: Newman remains listed in serious condition in Harborview's intensive care unit.

March 21: Newman underwent his first burn repair surgery today. The surgery went well. He is listed in serious condition in intensive care. More surgeries are planned next week. We will continue to update his condition as information becomes available. 

March 20: Richard Newman, 38, Seattle, injured on the ground  in the KOMO news helicopter crash in Seattle, remains in serious condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center. Physicians do not anticipate his condition to change today. No surgeries are planned for today.
Photographs of Richard Newman may be downloaded. No interviews with the family are planned at this time. Thank you for respecting their privacy.

Statement from the Newman family:
"We want to thank everyone for their enormous support, encouragement, and prayers, including community members, police, firefighters, and anyone else who was involved. We want to send a special thank you to Brian Post, a KOMO TV security guard, to whom we are very grateful. Our hearts go out to the friends and families who have lost loved ones in this horrible tragedy."

March 19: Richard Newman, 38, Seattle, injured in the news helicopter crash March 18 remains in serious condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center. He is improving, conscious and breathing on his own. No surgeries are planned today and his condition is not expected to change. His partner and  family do not wish to participate in media interviews at this time and appreciate your support.
People who want to send a message to Newman can do so electronically through UW Medicine's website. Cards may be sent to Newman via U.S. Mail in care of Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104.  

Information on the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview can be found here.