5 health care heroes to deliver green flag for Indy 500

Five health care heroes have been nominated to board a LifeLine helicopter Sunday, May 30 to deliver the green flag for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The group includes:

Bernice Powell, an IU Health EVS team member, who helped keep Riley Hospital for Children clean and safe during the pandemic.

Chris O’Day, an IU Health nursing director, who lead the COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusion center back in November.

Chris Peyton, a nurse at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, whose life was saved with the help of two LifeLine paramedics during an extremely severe cardiac episode back in August.

Phil Kibler, a LifeLine flight paramedic and nurse, who helped save Chris Peyton.

Matt Davidson, a LifeLine flight paramedic, who helped save Chris Peyton.

The group will board a LifeLine helicopter on race morning and fly across the city to the track before landing inside Turn 1. They will then take a lap around the track in an official Indy 500 pace car to deliver the green flag to signal the start of the race.