BMRA was a pioneer in the industry by providing intra-aortic balloon pump support, Swan-Ganz and other hemodynamic monitoring services to hospitals.
To better serve the needs of a growing population, an airplane ambulance was added to provide care to those who needed it
BMRA was purchased by Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Allina Health), St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center (HealthPartners®) and the University of Minnesota (Fairview Health Services), and became Life Link III.
Life Link III becomes a nonprofit 501(c)3 company which would eventually become one of the largest nonprofit consortium models in the country.
Rice Lake base opens in 2007 providing air medical transport to the Rice Lake area and surrounding regions.
Based at the Range Regional Airport, Life Link III’s Hibbing base opened in 2008.
Life Link III opens new base at Anoka County Blaine Airport.
Life Link III opens new base in Alexandria, MN, increasing critical care access to this region.
Life Link III discontinues ground ambulance service to focus on air medical transport.
Life Link III updates it’s entire fleet of aircraft to Agusta Westland 119Kx helicopters, featuring customized EMS interior and advanced life-saving equipment.
Life Link III opens new base in Willmar, MN to support air medical transport needs in central Minnesota.
Cloquet base opens in 2015 and is a 12-hour base designed to accommodate the needs of northern Minnesota
Life Link III adds Pilatus PC-12 airplane to fleet and launches 24/7 fixed wing service
Life Link III opens new base in Brainerd, MN to support this rapidly growing area
Marshfield Clinic Health Systems joins as tenth member of Life Link III consortium and a new base is opened in Marshfield, WI.
Life Link III opens new base of operations in Rush City, MN.
Life Link III opens a new base of operations in Detroit Lakes, MN in 2022.
Life Link III is a nonprofit consortium. Ten healthcare organizations comprise the Life Link III consortium, each having equal representation on the Board of Directors. LEARN MORE
“Life Link III is the epitome of world class critical care transport medicine. Since 1985, Life Link III has set the industry benchmark for achieving incredibly high standards related to safety, quality, clinical care and innovative leadership.”
Dave Miller, AAMS, Chairman of the Board
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