New helicopters increase speed, improve safety
Life Link III, which provides helicopter emergency transportation for CentraCare Health, has purchased six new helicopters - one to operate at each of their bases, plus a system spare, to ensure delivery of the highest quality of transport care.
Life Link III, which provides helicopter emergency transportation for CentraCare Health, has purchased six new helicopters – one to operate at each of their bases, plus a system spare, to ensure delivery of the highest quality of transport care.
In the new aircraft, Life Link III can get to patients faster, transport them to the necessary level of care in less time, and continue to provide the highest quality critical care en route.
The high-tech Garmin G1000H avionics system, with synthetic vision and satellite weather reporting, provides pilots with greater situational awareness, enhancing the safety on every flight.
As a Level II Trauma Center, St. Cloud Hospital averages more than 700 helicopter landings each year; CentraCare Health has more than 775 as a system.
ABOUT LIFE LINK III
Life Link III operates five helicopter bases throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Helicopter services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport.
Life Link III’s transportation services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transportation Services. The non-profit consortium members include Allina Health, CentraCare Health, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center, Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center, Regions Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and St. Luke’s.