Minneapolis, MN (October 20, 2015) – Life Link III would like to provide an update regarding the continued operation of its rotor wing aircraft based out of the Cloquet Carlton County Airport. Operations will continue indefinitely at this base seven days a week, maintaining a 12-hour day shift of 0900-2100 (9:00 a.m.-9:00.p.m.). The helicopter will continue to be housed in the hangar at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s hospital in Duluth overnight for safety purposes and depart from there for its daily operations. The additional Cloquet base has helped meet the healthcare demands of the area, bringing patients requiring critical care to St. Mary’s and St. Luke’s hospitals in Duluth, and to other regional hospitals as appropriate. Life Link III is committed to continuing to provide this resource to the citizens in Duluth/Superior, Northern Minnesota, and Northwest Wisconsin.
About Life Link III®
Life Link III operates six helicopter bases that include Alexandria, Blaine, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar, Minnesota, and Rice Lake Wisconsin. The company’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. Life Link III’s transportation services are accredited by CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services), ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety are met. Life Link III is a non-profit consortium and is the air medical transport program for 44 hospitals for the following member organizations: Allina Health, CentraCare Health, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners®, Hennepin County Medical Center, St. Luke’s, and Sacred Heart Hospital. For more information, visit www.lifelinkiii.com.