Life Flight Network, established in 1978 as Emanuel Hospital (now Legacy Emanuel Medical Center). Emanuel Life Flight was one of the first hospital-based air ambulances on the West Coast and only the fourth in the nation. Transporting 121 patients in its first year, a French-made Allouette-3 helicopter was the program’s inaugural aircraft.
In 1993 Emanuel Life Flight merged with Aircare, a Providence Health System flight program; our name was changed to reflect this milestone, and Emanuel Life Flight became Life Flight Network. In 2009, Boise-based Saint Alphonsus Life Flight joined Life Flight Network. In 2016 Northwest MedStar became part of Life Flight Network.
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