Life Link III opens air medical helicopter base in Marshfield, Wisconsin



Life Link III has announced the opening of its new air medical helicopter base in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the company said.

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.

Life Link III brings advanced clinical capabilities to this region including point-of-care laboratory testing, point-of-care ultrasound, and LUCAS mechanical CPR.

By using its ´One Call´ system, Life Link III will continue to work collaboratively with other air medical transport services to dispatch the most appropriate helicopter, whether it is Life Link III´s or another service. The Life Link III Communication Center operates 24 hours a day and can be reached at 1-800-328-1377.

Life Link III operates eight helicopter bases that include Alexandria, Blaine, Brainerd, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar, Minnesota, and Marshfield and Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The company´s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. Life Link III´s transportation services are accredited by CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services), ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety are met.

Life Link III is a non-profit consortium made up of the following member-owner organizations: Allina Health, CentraCare Health, Children´s Minnesota, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners®, Hennepin Healthcare, Marshfield Clinic Health System, St. Luke´s, and HSHS Sacred Heart/St. Joseph´s. www.lifelinkiii.com

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) oversees Marshfield Clinic and other subsidiaries, including Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., MCIS, Inc., Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation, Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls and Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. Marshfield Clinic, with more than 50 locations in Wisconsin, serves patients through accessible, high quality health care, research and education; with more than 700 physician specialists in 86 specialties and subspecialties and more than 6,500 employees. MCHS is overseen by a board of directors with 13 independent members and 11 physicians who comprise the Marshfield Clinic Board. Learn more at www.marshfieldclinic.org.