UW Medicine | Newsroom | December 11, 2017

Airlift Northwest operates bases in Juneau, Alaska, and in Seattle, Arlington, Bellingham, Olympia, Yakima and Bremerton, Washington. Photo credit: UW Medicine

The Olympic Peninsula’s growing population, coupled with the region’s worsening traffic, prompted the action.

Airlift Northwest, a Pacific Northwest air medical transport provider, has expanded its services and capabilities on the Olympic Peninsula and surrounding communities with today’s opening of a new base at the Bremerton National Airport.

“We look forward to joining the Bremerton community, working closely with first responders and being available 24/7 to transport critically ill and injured patients to the best care for their medical condition,” said Chris Martin, executive director, Airlift Northwest. The Olympic Peninsula’s growing population and increasing traffic congestion heightens the need for air medical transport for emergent and critical patients, she said.

“This is a great addition to our airport and industrial park facilities,” said Jim Rothlin, chief executive officer at the Port of Bremerton. “We were very happy to find this perfect location for Airlift and provide the facilities that they needed to carry out their operations.”

In trauma situations, timing is crucial. In coordination with local first responders and hospitals, the Airlift Northwest helicopter can get sick patients to their destination for care within minutes. Read more >>  KING-5 News Story >>