7-Oct-2012 Source: Life Flight Network
Life Flight Network (LFN), a not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, was honored as the Best Nonprofit to Work For in Oregon (large category) by Oregon Business magazine at an awards banquet in downtown Portland late last week.
The statewide publication’s 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project celebrates great workplaces in the nonprofit sector. Nearly 5,000 employees and volunteers from 169 nonprofits statewide participated in this year’s survey. The survey was created to recognize nonprofits as key businesses critical to the economic health of the state, employing hundreds of thousands of Oregonians. The results ranked satisfaction and importance of workplace qualities in six categories: work environment; decision-making and trust; benefits and compensation; performance management; career development and learning; and sustainable workplace practices.
In accepting the award, Life Flight Network’s CEO Michael Griffiths stated, “We would not be the success we are today if it were not for the employees who have worked so hard to get us to this moment. It is gratifying our team is being recognized for the lifesaving work they do. The research conducted by Oregon Business validates our workplace best-practice efforts. The service we provide has us meeting people on one of the worst days of their lives and everyone at Life Flight Network does whatever possible to make it the best it can be.”
LFN provides air and ground critical care transportation for seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an accident or from one hospital to another. Given the growing need for safe and timely transport, LFN has strategically positioned bases throughout the Northwest and Intermountain West to provide maximum coverage to the communities it serves. The company has provided air medical service for more than 34 years and is a recent recipient of the prestigious Air Medical Transport Program of the Year award.
LFN has one of the largest air medical membership programs in Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, with more than 130,000 individuals in 66,000 households covered. Membership covers air transport when a patient is emergently transported in the company’s aircraft. In addition, LFN’s memberships are honored through reciprocal agreements by most air transport services in the region.
LFN is owned by a consortium of four of the nation’s most prestigious health systems. These owners include Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Providence Health System-Oregon, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University. The depth of experience and support provided by the owners helps to ensure the company remains at the leading edge of healthcare evolution and progress.
LFN operates bases in Boise, Pocatello, Mountain Home, Sandpoint, and Lewiston, Idaho; Ontario, Aurora, Hillsboro, Pendleton, La Grande, Redmond, and Eugene, Oregon; and Longview and Dallesport, Washington. Life Flight Network currently has a combined fleet of 12 medical helicopters, four fixed‐wing aircraft and four ground ambulances.
About Life Flight Network:
Life Flight Network is a not-for-profit air medical service with administrative offices in Aurora, Oregon. The company is owned by a consortium of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Providence Health System-Oregon, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University. Rotor-wing services are provided by Air Methods Corporation. Fixed-wing services are provided by Aero Air, LLC and Conyan Aviation. For more information about Life Flight Network, visit www.lifeflight.org