Life Link III wins Minnesota safety award

Life Link III will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor´s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the company said.

Since 1934, the annual Governor´s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry´s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.

Life Link III is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council, a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries (accidents).

Life Link III operates six helicopter bases that include Alexandria, Blaine, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar, Minnesota, and Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The company plans to open a seventh base of operations in Brainerd, Minnesota, in mid-2017.

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.

Life Link III is a non-profit consortium and is the air medical transport program for 45 hospitals for the following member-owner organizations: Allina Health, CentraCare Health, Children´s Minnesota, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners®, Hennepin County Medical Center, St. Luke´s, and Sacred Heart Hospital.