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.

Overview

Life Flight Network, a nonprofit air medical service, has helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulances bases throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Life Flight Network has administrative offices in Aurora, Oregon, and employs approximately 600 people.

We provide ICU-level care and life-saving transport to seriously ill or injured patients from the scene of an emergency or from one hospital to another.

  • Scene locations can be remote and hard or time-consuming to get to by ground.
  • Transferring patients from one hospital to another allows patients to receive the specialized care they need if it is not available locally.
  • Life Flight Network is an integral part of local emergency medical systems. Providing air and ground ambulances with highly skilled personnel, undoubtedly saves lives and improves outcomes.

Working together with local police, EMS, fire departments, emergency responders, and hospitals, we help ensure every patient receives the highest quality care.

We have an in-depth understanding of the terrain that makes up the incredible states we serve. Life Flight Network’s ability to assist residents living in or enjoying rural locations or mountainous terrain makes the service we provide extraordinary—and at times—a life-saving necessity for the community.

Service Area

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, as well as internationally.

Astoria

Rotor-wing

Aurora

Rotor-Wing and Fixed-Wing

Cottage Grove

Rotor-Wing

La Grande

Rotor-Wing and Fixed-Wing

Newport

Rotor-wing

Ontario

Rotor-Wing

Pendleton

Rotor-Wing

Redmond

Rotor-Wing

Brewster

Rotor-Wing

Dallesport

Rotor-Wing and Fixed-Wing

Longview

Rotor-Wing

Moses Lake

Rotor-Wing

Palouse

Rotor-Wing

Spokane

Rotor-Wing and Fixed-Wing

Tri-Cities

Rotor-Wing

Boise

Rotor-Wing and Fixed-Wing

Burley

Rotor-Wing

Coeur d'Alene

Rotor-Wing

Lewiston

Rotor-Wing

Rexburg

Rotor-Wing

Sandpoint

Rotor-Wing

Butte

Rotor-Wing and Fixed-Wing

Missoula

Rotor-Wing

Accreditations and Associations

CAMTS: Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

CAMTS

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

AAMS: Association of Air Medical Services

AAMS

Association of Air Medical Services

NBAA: National Business Aviation Association

NBAA

National Business Aviation Association

NWAAR: North West Association of Aeromedical Responders

NWAAR

North West Association of Aeromedical Responders

HAI-APS: Helicopter Association International

HAI-APS

Helicopter Association International

POPA: Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association

POPA

Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association

NAAMTA: National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications

NAAMTA

National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications

IS-BAO: International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators

IS-BAO

International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators

Awards and Accolades

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.

Ownership

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.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

www.legacyhealth.org

Legacy Health

Oregon Health & Science University

www.ohsu.edu

Oregon Health Science University

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center

www.saintalphonsus.org

Saint Alphonsus

Providence Health & Services

www.providence.org

Providence Health & Services

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