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on Monday, March 17 2008 @ 19:00

Press ReleasesLife Flight Network, LLC is expanding its 30-year presence in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area to the Southern Willamette Valley and Columbia River Gorge to bring life-saving medical helicopter service to all communities within range of its new bases of operation.

Life Flight's new bases at the Eugene Airport and The Dalles Airport will increase the availability of emergency medical helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in those regions - reducing the transport time of critically ill and injured patients to area hospitals.

"This is great news for the growing communities in those areas," said Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network Executive Director. "Additional Life Flight bases at the Eugene Airport and The Dalles Airport will not only greatly enhance access to air ambulance service for the communities surrounding those airports, it will have the added benefit of increasing access to Life Flight helicopters in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Positioning helicopters in the Gorge and Southern Willamette Valley will increase the availability of Life Flight helicopters currently located in Hillsboro and Aurora. With increasing traffic congestion on our freeways, it is getting even more challenging to get patients where they need to go in the shortest amount of time possible."

Physicians, nurses, paramedics and other emergency medical providers throughout the region are excited about this new level of service. Traumatic injuries have commonly been the biggest users of medical helicopters, but as treatment options are expanded for patients suffering heart attacks and strokes Life Flight is seeing a greater need for its aircraft. New treatments for a patient experiencing a heart attack or stroke are often times just as time sensitive as getting a trauma patient into surgery.

Life Flight plans on beginning service at both of their new bases by mid June.

About Life Flight Network Life Flight (www.lifeflight.org), a CAMTS certified program, is headquartered in Aurora, Oregon. Life Flight was the first hospital based air ambulance on the West Coast and only the fourth such service in the nation. Celebrating 30-years of continuous service, Life Flight has safely transported over 31,000 patients.

Life Flight Critical Care Nurses and Paramedics are trained in the emergency transport of high-risk obstetrical patients as well as critically ill and injured pediatric and adult patients.

Life Flight Network is owned and operated by the consortium of Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, Oregon Health & Sciences University, and Providence Health System. Air Methods Corporation, the largest provider of air ambulance pilots and mechanics in the country, holds operational control of Life Flight's helicopters. Aero Air, LLC, widely known for its fixed-wing air ambulance operations, holds operational control of Life Flight's fixed-wing aircraft.


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