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  • usa Life Link III

    State of Minnesota


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    Established in 1974 as Bio Medical Research Associates (BMRA). In 1985 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.

    Members include: Allina Health, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Essentia Health St Mary’s Medical Center, Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center, Regions Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, St Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health System and St Luke’s. Accredited by CAMTS

    As of March 2017 operates AW119Kx from 6 helicopter bases at Alexandria, Blaine, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar (Minnesota) and Rice Lake (Wisconsin). Brainerd, Minnesota to be opened in mid-2017.

    On September 2018 celebrates 15000 flight hours and 8000 patient transports with the AW119Kx fleet.

    On November 2020, Life Link III's AW119 fleet has accumulated over 21,000 flight hours. Also this year they get their own certificate and are no longer being operated by Air Methods

    As of 2020, Life Link III has 9 helicopter bases :
    - Minnesota : Alexandria, Blaine, Brainerd, Duluth, Hibbing, Rush City and Willmar
    - Wisconsin : Marshfield and Rice Lake

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    News of Life Link III

    Life Flight Network and Life Link III New Alliance, 10-Dec-21 : #Alliance Two U.S., hospital-owned, not-for-profit air ambulance programs, Life Flight Network and Life Link III, signed letter of intent (LoI) to launch a strategic alliance

    Leonardo at AMTC 2021, 04-Nov-21 : #AMTC2021 Leonardo new orders at the SHIFT Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas include 2 AW119K and 1 AW169 for Life Link III and 1 AW169 for Intermountain Life Flight

    AW119 Medical Interiors, 03-Nov-21 : #AW119 Spectrum Aeromed in new partnership with Uniflight Global for installation of medical interiors on Leonardo AW119Kxi air ambulance helicopters for Life Link III of Minnesota and Mercy Flight of New York

    Life Link III New Base in Detroit Lakes Minnesota, 21-Oct-21 : #DetroitLakes Air ambulance New Life Link III plans to open new air medical base in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in Spring 2022 to provide services 24/7/365 with a Koala helicopter from Detroit Lakes airport

    Spectrum Aeromed Interiors for Life Link III, 11-Nov-20 : #interior Spectrum Aeromed from Fargo, ND will install medical interior on Leonardo AW109S Trekker and AW119Kx for Life Link III of Minnesota

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