About Life Link III

Our History

Life Link III began in 1974, under the name of Bio Medical Research Associates (BMRA), as a pioneer in the industry by providing intra-aortic balloon pump support, Swan-Ganz and other hemodynamic monitoring services to hospitals. Recognizing a need for critical care transportation services, the company designed special mobile units to provide transportation for critically ill patients. In 1985, BMRA was purchased by three Twin Cities hospitals, as a means to operate a cost-effective helicopter service, and became Life Link III. Since then, the company has grown from one helicopter based in St. Paul, Minnesota to a network of five bases located throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.