Aurora, OR. (October 10, 2019) – Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Health System are celebrating 10 years of partnership in providing the highest levels of care to the communities throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon. For the past decade, the teams from Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Health System have been providing unparalleled, compassionate care for critically ill and injured patients throughout their service region. With flight crews and medical personnel on duty 24/7, the teams from Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Health System are saving lives every day.
“We’re extremely proud to partner with a health care system that shares our relentless commitment to safe, compassionate, efficient and expeditious care,” said Life Flight Network CEO Mike Griffiths. “Since we began our partnership in 2009, we’ve been honored to work alongside the exceptional providers at Saint Alphonsus to serve our communities and be there when our patients need us.”
Life Flight Network is the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with 28 bases throughout the northwest, including seven bases that serve the Idaho and Eastern Oregon region. For more than 41 years, Life Flight Network has provided ICU-level care and support to hospitals, local police, EMS, fire departments, and emergency responders to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care.
Saint Alphonsus Health System has established the region’s premier surgical program with five facilities throughout the region, including a Level II Trauma Center in Boise, which provides the most advanced care available within 500 miles.
In Idaho, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise is designated as a Level I Stroke Center, a Level I STEMI (severe heart attack) and Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center, Level I STEMI facility, and a Level III Stroke Center. Combined with the System’s hospitals in Ontario and Baker City, OR, which both are designated as Level IV Trauma Centers, Saint Alphonsus provides seamless access and transfer to the higher level of care in Boise.
“Our decade-long relationship with the Life Flight Network continues to allow us to provide critical care and services to people in Idaho when and where they need it,” said Jennifer Misajet, MHA RN CNOR CSSM, Vice President of Operations/interim Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and a Life Flight board member. “As a rural state, Idaho benefits greatly from the partnership between the Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus, allowing us to safely provide high quality care during transport while getting patients quickly to the tertiary care and services Saint Alphonsus provides. The people of Idaho and beyond have access to Life Flight’s high quality medical transport services from their home community to the trauma care and other complex services available at Saint Alphonsus when they need it most.”
Saint Alphonsus Health Care is a consortium owner of Life Flight Network along with Oregon Health and Science University, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, and Providence Health and Services.
Life Flight Network offers memberships for a $65 annual fee. Members incur no out-of-pocket expense if flown for medically necessary emergent conditions by Life Flight Network or one of its reciprocal partners. To request more information about the membership program, or if organizations would like an in-person presentation, contact the Life Flight Network membership office at 800-982-9299.
ABOUT LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK
Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air medical service, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA), and Helicopter Association International (HAI). Life Flight Network is the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States. It offers ICU-level care during air transport across the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West, and Alaska. Life Flight Network is headquartered in Aurora, Oregon. For more information about Life Flight Network or to become a member, visit www.lifeflight.org.
About Saint Alphonsus Health System
As a faith-based Catholic ministry and not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests in the communities we serve, through charity care and other benefits. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of people by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, physician-led, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System serves the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada through these facilities: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Boise, ID; Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital – Boise, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; and, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group with primary and specialty care providers at over 70 clinic locations, all of which are members of the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a network of over 2100 employed and independent providers. Saint Alphonsus is a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 94 hospitals and 122 continuing care facilities, home health and hospice programs, and PACE center locations. To find out more go to: www.saintalphonsus.org