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Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Life Link III will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Life Link III is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. “We thank Life Link III for… Read more »

Source: Life Link lll, 16-Mar-17

Life Link III expanding with new Minnesota base

Life Link III expanding with new Minnesota base

Life Link III is pleased to announce the establishment of a new base of operations in Brainerd, Minnesota, to serve the increasing health care needs of this rapidly growing region. The new base will provide critically needed additional air medical service to the Brainerd Lakes region which is currently underserved in relation to call demands…. Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 23-Aug-16

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Life Link III awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

Life Link III awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

Life Link III is pleased to announce that it has been awarded re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. The CAMTS accreditation status is one of the most prestigious industry designations that may be achieved and extends across the entire Life Link… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 26-Apr-16

Life Link III starts using Minnesota helipad

Life Link III starts using Minnesota helipad

Sunday afternoon the sound of a helicopter passing low overhead signaled a LifeLink III helicopter on its way to pick up a patient from the Swift County-Benson Hospital. See Full Story

Source: Swift County Monitor News, 25-Jan-16

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Link III of the Northwest United States has signed for a seventh EMS-equipped AW119Kx helicopter that will add to their growing fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility by the end of 2015. Meeting the high standards set by Life Link III’s operational requirements, introduction of the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On March 15, 1985, three forward-looking hospitals joined together to create Life Link III, one of the first non-profit consortiums in the country to transport critically ill patients by helicopter. Three decades of experience has transformed the unique collaboration of a private hospital, a county hospital, and an academic hospital, into a membership of nine… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 17-Mar-15

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that it has built and delivered from the Philadelphia assembly line the sixth AW119Kx, featuring advanced life-saving equipment and a customized EMS interior, for Life Link III of Minnesota and Wisconsin. This represented the final delivery from the initial contract, with Life Link III retaining options for an additional six aircraft. Initially… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Jun-14

AgustaWestland Delivers First of Six AW119Kx to Life Link III

AgustaWestland Delivers First of Six AW119Kx to Life Link III

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has delivered the first of six EMS configured AW119Kx to Life Link III, an air medical transportation provider operating in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The aircraft was built and delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia assembly line and features a customized EMS interior and advanced life-saving equipment. “As the most… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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Life Link III to move full-time helicopter base to Willmar

Life Link III to move full-time helicopter base to Willmar

“Having the Life Link III base in Willmar means improved response times, and faster transport for patients requiring critical or trauma care,” said Mike Schramm, chief executive of Rice Memorial Hospital. –see full story

Source: West Central Tribune, 08-Jul-13

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CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

Congratulations to the following medical transport services that achieved accreditation for the first time: Aeromed – a rotorwing service operating in Tampa, FL providing critical care since 1989. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the aircraft at 4 satellite bases. HALL CCT – a rotorwing and critical care ground service providing critical care in the… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 15-Apr-13

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Ex-Life Link III CEO dead of apparent suicide

Ex-Life Link III CEO dead of apparent suicide

Carter McComb, the former CEO of air-ambulance company Life Link III who faced felony tax charges, has died of an apparent suicide, Florida authorities said.  McComb was arrested after a June raid on Minneapolis-based Life Link III’s offices. He was later charged with six felony counts of failing to file income taxes. (see full story)

Source: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, 28-Oct-11

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Life Link III gets new home at Range Regional Airport

Life Link III gets new home at Range Regional Airport

LifeLink Three Air Medical is getting a new home at the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing. The service will be moving into the Arrowhead Hanger, which is getting a makeover. (full story)

Source: WDIO, 21-Oct-11

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Life Link III names new CEO/President

Life Link III names new CEO/President

Life Link III today announced that Edward R. Eroe has been named President and CEO, effective immediately. Life Link III conducted a national search to fill the President and CEO position. “We are pleased to welcome Ed and look forward to tapping his vast air medical knowledge,” said John Doherty, Board Chairman. “As we continue… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 12-Oct-11

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CEO of Life Link III in court on tax charges

CEO of Life Link III in court on tax charges

The CEO of Life Link III, a nonprofit medical transportation consortium run by nine Twin Cities health care organizations, was arrested Thursday at the company’s Minneapolis offices and charged with six felony tax charges.  Richard Carter McComb, 64, was booked into the Hennepin County jail, where his bail was set at $250,000.  More details

Source: Star Tribune, 26-Jun-11

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Life Link III starts six month trial at Willmar, Minnesota

Life Link III starts six month trial at Willmar, Minnesota

Air Ambulance operator Life Link III is operating a helicopter from Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for a six-month trial starting this week. The helicopter and crew will be stationed at the hospital during daylight hours three days a week — Monday, Tuesday and Friday.  At the end of this period an assessment will be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-11

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Minnesota’s Life Link III to lay off 20

Minnesota’s Life Link III to lay off 20

Life Link III provides critical care and life support transportation by ambulance.  9 EMT’s and 11 paramedics will be laid off effective 30th June

Source: WQOW, 16-Apr-11

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Life Link III to move base from St. Cloud to Alexandria

Life Link III to move base from St. Cloud to Alexandria

The move means the helicopter can cut 30 minutes off travel time in some locations, Life Link spokeswoman Kristin Brand said

Source: SC Times, 23-Apr-10

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SMDC Health System chooses Life Link III for air medical transport

SMDC Health System chooses Life Link III for air medical transport

Following months of careful evaluation, Life Link III has been selected to take over air medical transport services for SMDC Health System. The Minneapolis-based organization will replace SMDC’s LifeFlight helicopter service effective January 4, 2010

Source: Howie Blog, 05-Nov-09

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Life Link III to open helicopter base in Alexandria, Minnesota

Life Link III to open helicopter base in Alexandria, Minnesota

Life Link III received approval from the Alexandria City Council Monday for a ground lease from which to operate a medical transport helicopter base.

Source: Echo Press, 18-Sep-09

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Life Link III closes New Richmond base

Source: New Richmond News, 22-Jun-09

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Profile: Minnesota’s Life Link III air ambulance

Profile: Minnesota’s Life Link III air ambulance

Source: KARE, 21-Apr-09

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