Emergency Medical Helicopter to open May 20 at Portland-Hillsboro Airport

Life Flight Network will open a base at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport in Hillsboro, Oregon on May 20, the company said.

The base will provide emergency medical air transport to Washington, Columbia, and Yamhill counties and the surrounding Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area.

Life Flight Network has served the area for nearly four decades from other local area bases. The helicopter stationed in Hillsboro will be an Agusta 119Kx and can make the trip to Portland in less than 10 minutes.

Tuality Community Hospital, Tuality Forest Grove Hospital, Kaiser Westside Medical Center, and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center will directly benefit from having an emergency medical helicopter just moments away. Other surrounding communities, such as Gaston, Yamhill, Carlton, McMinnville, Sheridan, Willamina, Grand Ronde, Cornelius, Banks, Forest Grove, Vernonia, and Scappoose will also benefit from this air medical resource.

For a nominal fee, Life Flight Network offers membership options. Members incur no out-of-pocket expense if flown for medically necessary emergent conditions.

Life Flight Network is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).