Marshfield Clinic celebrates addition of Life Link services
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic officially marked the new air ambulance partnership with a ribbon-cutting celebration held June 21 at the medical complex hanger.
Life Link III will now have a base at Marshfield Medical Center (MMC), which will become the tenth member of the Life Link consortium, located in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Marshfield Fire and Rescue will partner with Life Link III, providing ground transports and intercept services for the MMC.
Members of Marshfield Fire, as well as Life Link crew serving Marshfield and outside areas, were on-hand to provide the public with an opportunity to get inside MMC’s emergency service and talk to those providing it.
Amanda Seubert is one of the five flight nurses that will provide services with Life Link. She is one of three former Emergency Room nurses who previously worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital and MMC before joining Life Link; the other two nurses come from Minneapolis and the Spirit team based in Stevens Point.
“When I became a nurse, I just started on a floor, and then for my community, I became a first responder/EMT,” Seubert explained. “I met some medevac nurses and they just put a bug in my ear on how cool this industry is, and it just slowly became a goal of mine to become a flight nurse.
“They say that you need ICU or ER background, so then I found myself in the ER really soon after that and for the last seven years, I worked toward this goal.”