AirLife Utah Base Relocates to Brigham City


Emergency air medical base continues service in northern Utah  

BRIGHAM CITY, UT, JULY 2, 2024 – To ensure critically ill and injured patients reach trauma centers faster when every minute counts, AirLife Utah 1 officially relocated its emergency air medical base from Ogden to Brigham City Community Hospital on Monday and continues to provide lifesaving services throughout northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming without disruption. With this relocation, AirLife Utah is now the only air medical service provider based in Box Elder County. 

“Our commitment to providing the highest level of emergency air medical care is unwavering,” said Air Methods Account Executive Erik Bornemeier. “We are confident that we will be able to provide excellent and reliable care to even more patients, particularly those who have been underserved in the past, from our new location.”   

The new base offers a strategic position that allows AirLife Utah 1 to be the primary air medical responder in Box Elder County, providing exceptional pre-hospital care and transporting patients to definitive care faster. It will also serve as a backup resource to people in Weber and Cache Counties when other medical helicopters in the area are unavailable, providing a higher level of emergency air medical coverage to the people in the region. 

AirLife Utah 1 and its sister base, AirLife Utah 2 located in Lehi, are part of Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider. Their highly trained flight nurses and paramedics are equipped to transport cardiac, stroke, pediatric, high-risk obstetric, and other patients with a wide variety of critical care needs. They carry whole blood that can be administered in-flight for patients suffering significant blood loss and at risk for hemorrhagic shock, which causes the body’s organs to fail and can lead to death.  

“I am so excited to partner with Air Methods to provide an additional resource to our community,” said Jami Cottle, CEO/Chief Nursing Officer of Brigham City Community Hospital. “This will provide the physicians and patients with a quick response for emergencies, and in the event the patient requires a higher level of care, it is immediately available for transport. This is going to amplify the exceptional care that we provide at Brigham City Community Hospital.”     

Air Methods is committed to providing critical care to all members of the communities it serves and is in-network with most major health insurance providers across the country for emergency air medical services. Additionally, their patient advocacy program works with all patients, regardless of insurance, to ensure affordability.