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Oregon-based Life Flight to take over Northwest MedStar

An Oregon-based air ambulance company is taking over Northwest Medstar, creating a larger flight network which will have a monopoly on helicopter medical transport in eastern Washington and Idaho.

Air ambulance companies grow as rural areas lose specialized services

Helicopters, once the purview of well-equipped urban hospitals, have become an integral part of the medical system, used to expand rural medical access, provide rapid transport for trauma patients and …

Jennings: Northwest Medstar provides relief for skiers

Flying in a helicopter is one of those things on my bucket list. I hope to check it off after an unforgettable weekend of heliskiing. Given the deep pockets required …

EMTs need a helicopter? There’s an app for that

Last week when a Clayton, Wash., woman lost her balance, fell and suffered serious injuries, responders from Stevens County Fire Protection District 1 pulled out their smartphones and punched up …

Life Flight expands service

Competition among medical helicopter companies continues to sharpen across the Inland Northwest as Life Flight Network opens its second northern Idaho base in two years – a region that for …

Singular touch

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has just taken up skydiving? That could be the one-year Northwest MedStar subscription, provided by Spokane’s Inland Northwest Health Services. …

Smoother ride for patients

Northwest MedStar showed off two new ambulances Tuesday, including one specially designed to carry children and women with high-risk pregnancies. The vehicles – which will replace ambulances MedStar had been …