PeaceHealth to use Life Flight Network for all Critical Care Transports in Oregon

Jul 18, 2014

New Partnership Streamlines Efficiency and Promotes High Quality Care During Critical Air Medical Transports

July 18, 2014 (Aurora, Oregon)—Officials at Life Flight Network (LFN) and PeaceHealth announced that the two organizations have entered into an agreement to utilize LFN aircraft for all critical care air medical transports on behalf of PeaceHealth hospitals in Oregon.

Michael Griffiths, CEO of LFN, said, “We have an exceptional relationship with PeaceHealth. This agreement represents a deepening commitment by both of our organizations to continue to work together to best serve PeaceHealth’s critical care transportation needs throughout Oregon.”

“We are pleased to partner with Life Flight Network to care for critical patients as they are transferred between or from a local PeaceHealth facility,” said John Hill, CEO of PeaceHealth Oregon West Network.

“By sending a transport nurse on every critical transport, we are recognizing the high level of care available throughout our region.” Rich Stephens, LFN Base Manager in Eugene, noted that LFN has provided services to PeaceHealth and Lane County for many years. “The new partnership allows LFN to improve the operational efficiency of air medical transport, and achieve greater consistency in medical transport services for the PeaceHealth hospitals in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Florence,” Stephens said.

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About Life Flight Network: Based in Aurora, OR, Life Flight Network is the largest not-for-profit air medical service in the United States. Life Flight Network has received numerous awards and is nationally recognized for excellence. Aviation services are provided by Life Flight Network, TriState CareFlight, AvCenter, and Conyan Aviation. For more information about Life Flight Network, visit www.lifeflight.org.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system with medical centers, critical access hospitals, medical group clinics and laboratories located in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PeaceHealth has provided exceptional medicine and compassionate care to Northwest communities for more than a century. PeaceHealth’s Oregon operations include PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield; PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District in Eugene; PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence; and PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center in Cottage Grove. In addition, PeaceHealth Medical Group and PeaceHealth Laboratories operate numerous medical clinics and laboratories at various locations throughout Lane County. PeaceHealth employs approximately 6,000 caregivers in Lane County.

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