Emergency Air Ambulance: Two providers, healthy competition? 

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Last updated 4/17/2024 at 10:20am

A Life Flight Network helicopter lands at Coulee Medical Center in March. - Renata Rollins photo

Sometimes a Coulee Medical Center patient needs to be transferred to specialists or trauma care at a larger hospital, in a city such as Spokane or Seattle. In critical situations, air transport may be deemed medically necessary to save a life or limb.

At that point, emergency room staff start making calls to one or both of the competing EMS programs covering the Coulee area.

One program is called...



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