About Life Flight Network
The mission of Life Flight Network is to provide critical care transportation to ill or injured patients in a safe, compassionate, efficient, and expeditious manner.
The values of Life Flight Network are modeled after the core values of our consortium owners. Safety, Respect, Service, Excellence, Quality, Leadership, Compassion, and Social Justice are the hallmarks of our program.
Life Flight Network offers ICU-level care during air transport across the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. EMS helicopters typically operate within a 175-mile radius of their base, but have the capability to fly longer distances. Fixed-wing aircraft can transport patients throughout the nation.
Accreditations and Associations
Awards and Accolades
2018: Life Flight Network’s Medical Director, Dr. Jim Bryan, has been honored as Medical Director of the Year by the Oregon Health Authority for his commitment to excellence and education in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read the entire story here.
2018: Life Flight Network was again recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon. The Gold standard, recognizing our focus on employee engagement, safety and patient care.
2016: Life Flight Network was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the Most Admired Companies and became the first air medical program in the world to achieve dual HAI-APS and IS-BAO safety accreditations.
2015: CEO Michael Griffiths received the AAMS Program Director of the Year Award in 2015 and was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Life Flight Network also received the AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award in recognition of our continuing broad-based commitment to the communities served and our dedication to various outreach and training programs.
2012: Life Flight Network was named the Best Large Nonprofit to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine, after previous top 15 rankings in 2010 and 2011. Since then, Life Flight Network has consistently ranked in the top 10 and was named #1 again in 2016.
2011: The program was named Oregon’s Fastest Growing Private Company by the Portland Business Journal, and CEO Michael Griffiths received the Oregon EMS Administrator of the Year Award.
2009: Life Flight Network proudly accepted the AAMS Program of the Year award. This prestigious honor established a benchmark of excellence the program incorporates into current planning and operations and is dedicated to building upon into the future.
2008: Life Flight Network received the Oregon EMS Commitment to Quality Award.
Life Flight Network, LLC is an Oregon limited liability company. The members of Life Flight Network, LLC are not-for-profit hospital systems and a public corporation (Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Providence Health & Services, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, and Oregon Health & Science University). Life Flight Network operates an air medical program on a not-for-profit basis.