Life Link III has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), the company said.
This award, sponsored by Airbus, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, and quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, community service and commitment to the medical transport community as a whole.
Life Link III provides air medical transportation for patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota and throughout the United States via helicopter and airplane. The company provides on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transportation, caring for the most critically ill or injured patients. Life Link III is one of the largest hospital-based non-profit consortium programs in the United States. Today, nine healthcare systems comprise the Life Link III Consortium, which guides the company´s clinical and business practices.
As a provider of clinical excellence, Life Link III has implemented innovative bedside technology in the air medical setting. Flight clinicians are able to leverage data-driven information to provide seamless, optimal care from a scene incident or inter-facility transport with a broad variety of medications and technology that are quickly accessible and deployed on-board the aircraft. Life Link III is a CAMTS accredited program (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) and serves as the exclusive air medical transport service for four neonatal ICU (NICU) teams.
Life Link III operates seven helicopter bases that include Alexandria, Blaine, Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar, Minnesota, and Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Life Link III´s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. The company´s transportation services are accredited by CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services), ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety are met.