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Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

Life Link III Announces Plans for New Air Medical Base in Rhinelander

22-Dec-2020Source: Life Link III

Life Link III announced that they plan to open a new air medical base in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This new base, which marks the company’s tenth air medical base throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, is scheduled to begin 24/7 operations starting in spring 2021. This base will be located at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, which allows the... Read more

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

Life Link III selects Spectrum Aeromed again for Leonardo Interiors

11-Nov-2020Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed will continue to build upon their relationship with medical flight and emergency medical services leader Life Link III, taking on two projects that will deliver in 2021, according to the company. Life Link III will add an additional Leonardo AW119Kx aircraft to their existing fleet of helicopters as well as a Leonardo AW109... Read more

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

6-Nov-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Life Link III, a n EMS o p e r a to r in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the... Read more

Life Link III Acquires FlightBridgeED

Life Link III Acquires FlightBridgeED

15-Oct-2020Source: Life Link III

Life Link III announced today that they have acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC, a Kentucky-based critical care education company. The two organizations have shared a long history as strategic partners, brought together by their commitment to the advancement and delivery of critical care education and research.   For the past decade, FlightBridgeED has specialized in providing pre-hospital,... Read more

US EMS Operator contracts for first IFR-certified AW119

US EMS Operator contracts for first IFR-certified AW119

8-Jul-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the EMS operator Life Link III, based in the upper-midwest United States, has placed an order for one IFR-certified AW119 single engine helicopter with a future option for a second aircraft. The aircraft will be added to an existing fleet of ten AW119Kx helicopters delivering in-flight critical care and transporting patients in... Read more

Life Link III Receives Part 135 approval for new Minnesota base

Life Link III Receives Part 135 approval for new Minnesota base

4-May-2020Source: Life Link III

Life Link III is pleased to announce that it has been awarded its Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and future plans to open a new air medical helicopter base in Rush City, Minnesota in Summer 2020. Both of these initiatives are moving forward in support of Life Link III’s... Read more

Life Link III to help launch new research academy

Life Link III to help launch new research academy

4-Dec-2019Source: Life Link III

FlightBridgeED and Life Link III are proud to announce they are teaming up on the development of a new Research Academy to promote evidence-based research within the air medical industry. With both organizations sharing a strong commitment to promoting research and clinical excellence, this partnership will focus on bringing industry-leading organizations together with a shared... Read more

Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

3-May-2019Source: Life Link III

Life Link III is proud to announce that it has been awarded full 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... Read more

Life Link III passes 15000 hours on AW119Kx fleet

Life Link III passes 15000 hours on AW119Kx fleet

23-Oct-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona that EMS provider Life Link III has logged over 15,000 flight hours and transported over 8,000 patients with their fleet of 10 Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters. Operating eight helicopter bases in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Life Link III is the largest hospital-based non-profit consortium program in... Read more

Life Link III Opens New 24/7 Air Medical Helicopter Base in Wisconsin

Life Link III Opens New 24/7 Air Medical Helicopter Base in Wisconsin

22-May-2018Source: Life Link III

Life Link III has announced the opening of its new air medical helicopter base in Marshfield, Wisconsin. This new base is a 24-hour operation located at the Marshfield Clinic Medical Center campus, establishing Life Link III’s eighth base throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Life Link III’s medically-configured helicopters and airplanes serve as flying intensive care units... Read more

Life Link III launches OneLink mobile app

Life Link III launches OneLink mobile app

19-Jan-2018Source: Life Link III

Life Link III announced today the launch of OneLink™, a mobile app that allows hospitals and first responders to request air medical transport with the click of a button. Life Link III’s OneLink™ connects a mobile device, tablet or desktop directly to the Life Link III Communication Center to request an aircraft when critical care... Read more

Life Link III to add Wisconsin base in 2018

Life Link III to add Wisconsin base in 2018

13-Dec-2017Source: Life Link III

Life Link III is pleased to announce that Marshfield Clinic Health System will be joining as a member of the Life Link III consortium and plans to establish a new base of operations in Marshfield, Wisconsin with initial coverage beginning in early 2018 with full operations ramping up in the following months. Marshfield Clinic Health... Read more

Life Link III awarded Vision Zero Aviation Safety award

Life Link III awarded Vision Zero Aviation Safety award

27-Oct-2017Source: Life Link III

Life Link III has been named the 2017 recipient of the Vision Zero Aviation Safety award by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This award, sponsored by Airbus, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a commitment to aviation safety, spotlights specific safety initiatives and encourages the sharing of ideas so others in... Read more

Life Link III Named Program of the Year

Life Link III Named Program of the Year

12-Oct-2017Source: Life Link III

Life Link III has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This award, sponsored by Airbus, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, and quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, community service and commitment... Read more

Life Link III medical director wins national award

Life Link III medical director wins national award

22-Sep-2017Source: Life Link III

Life Link III announced today that R.J. Frascone, MD, FACEP, has been named Medical Director of the Year by Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA). This national honor recognizes a medical director who has demonstrated exceptional personal involvement in a flight program and is considered to be an invaluable part of the air medical flight program’s... Read more

Air Medical Transport Now Serving Brainerd Lakes Area

Air Medical Transport Now Serving Brainerd Lakes Area

2-May-2017Source: Life Link III

Life Link III’s seventh base of air medical transport services has opened at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport and is operating 24/7 to provide critically needed additional air medical transport to residents in this rapidly growing region. Life Link III’s medically-configured helicopters and airplanes serve as flying intensive care units (ICUs) providing critical care prehospital... Read more

Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

16-Mar-2017Source: Life Link lll

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

Life Link III expanding with new Minnesota base

Life Link III expanding with new Minnesota base

23-Aug-2016Source: Life Link III

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

Life Link III awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

Life Link III awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

26-Apr-2016Source: Life Link III

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

Life Link III starts using Minnesota helipad

Life Link III starts using Minnesota helipad

25-Jan-2016Source: Swift County Monitor News

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... Read more

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

21-Oct-2015Source: AgustaWestland

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

Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Life Link III Celebrates 30th Anniversary

17-Mar-2015Source: Life Link III

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

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

27-Jun-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland Delivers First of Six AW119Kx to Life Link III

AgustaWestland Delivers First of Six AW119Kx to Life Link III

26-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

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

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

8-Jul-2013Source: West Central Tribune

“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... Read more

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

15-Apr-2013Source: CAMTS

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

Ex-Life Link III CEO dead of apparent suicide

Ex-Life Link III CEO dead of apparent suicide

28-Oct-2011Source: Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

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)... Read more

Life Link III gets new home at Range Regional Airport

Life Link III gets new home at Range Regional Airport

21-Oct-2011Source: WDIO

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)... Read more

Life Link III names new CEO/President

Life Link III names new CEO/President

12-Oct-2011Source: Life Link III

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

CEO of Life Link III in court on tax charges

CEO of Life Link III in court on tax charges

26-Jun-2011Source: Star Tribune

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... Read more

Life Link III starts six month trial at Willmar, Minnesota

Life Link III starts six month trial at Willmar, Minnesota

22-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

Minnesota’s Life Link III to lay off 20

Minnesota’s Life Link III to lay off 20

16-Apr-2011Source: WQOW

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... Read more

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

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

23-Apr-2010Source: SC Times

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

SMDC Health System chooses Life Link III for air medical transport

SMDC Health System chooses Life Link III for air medical transport

5-Nov-2009Source: Howie Blog

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... Read more

Life Link III to open helicopter base in Alexandria, Minnesota

Life Link III to open helicopter base in Alexandria, Minnesota

18-Sep-2009Source: Echo Press

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

Life Link III closes New Richmond base

Life Link III closes New Richmond base

22-Jun-2009Source: New Richmond News

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