A History of Safety and Trust
Today, Life Flight Network is a nationally recognized air medical transport service covering a large part of Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Montana, all while never losing sight of its core mission – to serve the community by providing critical care transportation to ill or injured patients in a safe, compassionate, efficient, and expeditious manner.
The consortium of Oregon Health & Science University, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, and Providence Health & Services own Life Flight Network. The combined strength of these world-class health institutions ensures the quality of the program remains as safe and strong today as when it started in 1978.
Growth to Serve the Community
Life Flight Network continually looks to place bases in rural communities where a recognized need exists for air medical service. Noteworthy milestones in this process were:
- 2010 opening a base in Lewiston, Idaho.
- 2011 opening bases in La Grande, Oregon, and Pocatello, Idaho.
- 2012 opening bases in Redmond and Pendleton, Oregon, and Sandpoint, Idaho.
- 2014 opening a base in Butte, Montana, and becoming an FAA Part 135 air carrier.
- 2015 relocating the Eugene, Oregon base to Cottage Grove, Oregon, and the Pocatello, Idaho base to Burley, Idaho. Two additional bases were opened, in Rexburg, Idaho, and Astoria, Oregon.
- 2016 Northwest MedStar became part of Life Flight Network, adding six base locations to the Life Flight Network footprint: Brewster, Moses Lake, Richland, Palouse, Spokane, and Washington, and Missoula, Montana.
- 2017 opening bases in Newport, Oregon, and Bozeman, Montana.