Airlift Northwest (Juneau, AK)

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Airlift Northwest
  • Address:8429 Livingston Way
    Juneau, AK 99802
    United States

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  • Mission:
    To be the preeminent provider of air medical services in the communities we serve.
    Airlift Northwest is dedicated to providing safe, efficient air medical care to critically ill and injured infants, children and adults.
    Safety: Airlift Northwest views safety as our primary responsibility.
    Clinical Excellence: Airlift Northwest is committed to clinical excellence and emphasizes experience and education in our staff.
    Access: Airlift Northwest provides the fastest possible access to appropriate medical care in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
    Respect: Airlift Northwest staff treats all people with personal and professional respect

  • History:
  • Airlift Northwest began when a tragic house fire in Sitka, Alaska claimed the lives of three children before they could be safely transported by air to a regional burn center for care. Dr. Michael Copass, Airlift Northwest President and Medical Director, was teaching in the Sitka hospital that day and was called into the local emergency room to help care for the children. "I came away from it saying that was the last time any doctor would have to get on the phone and beg someone to come and pick up a child,'' said Copass. He returned to Seattle, determined to find a way to provide air medical transport for residents in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Airlift Northwest was born.

  • Year established:1982
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)

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Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)

  • None specified

Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)

  • Education:Medium
  • Health:High
  • Human Services:High
  • Public Benefit, Society Benefit:Medium

Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)

  • Regional:Yes
  • State/Province:Yes
  • Local:Yes