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Follow Life Link III as we continue to focus on making a positive impact on our patients, partners, and community. Media inquiries can be directed to Katie Burkhart at kaburkhart@lifelinkiii.com.

Allen Wolfe, Jr. Joins Life Link III

Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 7, 2020)

At Life Link III we are committed to promoting clinical excellence through education. To support our ever-growing organization, we are honored to welcome Allen Wolfe, Jr. to Life Link III as our Senior Director of Clinical Education!

Allen is a highly-regarded leader in the air medical industry with a proven record in defining and enhancing clinical education.  Allen will be a valuable addition to our organization as we continue to focus on our growth and commitment to clinical excellence. As he embarks on the next chapter of his career, Allen shared insight as to why he knew that Life Link III was where he wanted to be. He stated, “Life Link III upholds the values similar to mine of putting the needs of the patients first in everything they do. They invest in developing their employees and leaders to ensure patients receive the highest quality care. Life Link III is a special place, with energetic, and talented people who are driven to grow and succeed. I live my life by the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for faster, higher, stronger. An image Life Link III seems to possess.”

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Important Update for Hospital Partners: Introducing Sea-Long Helmets

Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 20, 2020) – On July 20, 20202 Life Link III will be rolling out new equipment as part of our on-going response to COVID-19. For patients that are suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and are not intubated, we will now be utilizing Sea-Long Helmets. This non-invasive helmet ventilation provides the patient with a constant flow of oxygenated air, encapsulated completely within a closed helmet. This significantly reduces the chance of disease transmission.

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Life Link III contracts for first IFR-certified AW119 in the civil market

Rome, Italy (July 7, 2020) – Life Link III has announced that they have finalized an agreement with Leonardo Helicopters to become the first civilian user of the new AW119, a fully FAA IFR-certified single engine helicopter. This aircraft, which has also been selected by the U.S. Navy, allows for high performance and safe operations in low visibility and challenging weather conditions.  MORE… 

Life Link III Receives Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate & Announces Plans to Open New Air Medical Base in Rush City, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (April 29, 2020) – 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 hospital member-owners and to ensure adequate air medical coverage is available to residents throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Midwest. MORE…

2019 Community Report

Our 2019 Community Report is now available and can be viewed by clicking here: 2019 Community Report

Learn more about our highlights from 2018 and our continued commitment to our patients, our partners, and our team. To request a hard-copy of the report, please contact marketing@lifelinkiii.com.

FlightBridgeED and Life Link III Team Up to Launch New Research Academy

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2019) – 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 focus on the advancement of research and critical care education. This initiative will also include support and partnership with ESO and UCLA: Prehospital Care Research Forum to provide the necessary data and education to build a robust and successful research academy. LEARN MORE….

Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Minneapolis, MN (May 1, 2019) – 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 Link III program including its fixed wing base and eight helicopter bases located in Minnesota and Wisconsin… MORE

Public Notice: Commission of Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems – Accreditation Site Visit of Life Link III

Minneapolis, MN (January 7, 2019) – The Commission of Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of Life Link III in 2019.

The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which accreditation should be awarded to the program.

CAMTS accreditation standards deal with issues of patient care and safety of the transport environment. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent or valid information about such matters may request a public information interview with the CAMTS site surveyors at the time of the site visit. Information presented at the interview will be carefully evaluated for relevance to the accreditation process. Requests for public information interviews must be made in writing and sent to CAMTS no later that 10 business days before the site survey begins. The request should also indicate the nature of the information to be provided during the interview. Such requests should be addressed to:

Office of the Executive Director
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
PO Box 130
Sandy Springs, SC 29677

The Commission will acknowledge such written requests in writing or by telephone and will inform the program of the request for an interview. The Commission will, in turn, notify the interviewee of the date, time and place of the meeting.

This notice is posted in accordance with CAMTS requirement and shall not be removed until the site visit is completed.

 

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

Minneapolis, MN (May 21, 2018) – 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 (ICUs) providing critical care prehospital services from accident scenes and from local hospitals to those that can provide specific expertise or higher level of care…  MORE

Life Link III Launches OneLink™ Air Medical Transport App for Hospitals and First Responders

Minneapolis, MN (January 16, 2018) – 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 transport is necessary. All transport requests are transferred immediately to Life Link III’s computer aided dispatch (CAD) system to get the request initiated as quickly as possible – when time is of the essence and the patient condition is critical… MORE 

2018 Community Report

Our 2018 Community Report is now available and can be viewed by clicking here: 2018 Community Report

Learn more about our highlights from 2018 and our continued commitment to our patients, our partners, and our team. To request a hard-copy of the report, please contact marketing@lifelinkiii.com.

Life Link III Announces Marshfield Clinic Health System as New Consortium Member & Plans for New Base of Operations in Marshfield, Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 System marks the tenth member of the Life Link III consortium, a unique model which focuses on collaboration across competing health care providers to advance access to critical care… MORE

Life Link III Named 2017 Recipient of the Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

Minneapolis, MN (October 25, 2017) – 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 the industry may benefit from them… MORE

Life Link III Named Program of the Year by Association of Air Medical Services

Minneapolis, MN (October 9, 2017) – 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… MORE

Dr. R.J. Frascone Named Medical Director of the Year

Minneapolis, MN (September 11, 2017) – 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… MORE

Star Tribune Names Life Link III a 2017 Top 150 Workplace

Minneapolis, MN (June 23, 2017) – Life Link III has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational… MORE

Life Link III Air Medical Services Opens New 24/7 base of operations at Brainerd Regional Airport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 Contact: Liz Rammer, VP of Marketing, Life Link III (612) 638-4925 marketing@lifelinkiii.com   Minneapolis, MN (May 1, 2017) – Life Link III’s seventh base of air medical transport services has opened at the Brainerd… MORE

Life Link III Launches New 24/7 Regional Fixed Wing Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2016 Contact: Liz Rammer, VP of Marketing, Life Link III (612) 638-4900 info@lifelinkiii.com     Life Link III Launches New 24/7 Regional Fixed Wing Service   Minneapolis, MN (10/14) – Life Link III is… MORE

Life Link III Expanding Air Medical Services to Brainerd, Minnesota

New base will add air medical service for fast-growing region. Minneapolis, MN (August 22, 2016) – Life Link III is pleased to announce the establishment of a new base of operations in Brainerd, Minnesota, to serve the increasing health cares… MORE

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