Northwest MedStar is integrating its critical-care transport program into Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based, not-for-profit air medical program serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West effective April 1. Life Flight will open helicopter bases in Colville and Walla Walla, Washington.
ICU-level transport services will continue without interruption. All Northwest MedStar critical care flight team members were offered positions within Life Flight Network and will continue delivering patient care. The highly skilled and experienced teams will be working together, as one organization, to more efficiently respond to people in need of life-saving critical care transport.
Life Flight began in 1978 as Emanuel Life Flight. Headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, Life Flight provides critical care transport services in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana.
With the integration of Northwest MedStar, Life Flight's fleet now includes 27 helicopters.