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Medical Center of the Rockies

Flight team

Air Link at Medical Center of the Rockies brought together some of the nation's most talented flight nurses and paramedics to build a cohesive team of expertise around quality and safety.

All flight team members have at least five years of critical care experience and are certified in ACLS, BTLS and PALS. Following an extensive training program that includes an anesthesia rotation, team members are activated into medical duty under the direction of a clinical director and medical director. Monthly in-service training, annual testing and intensive skills and medical equipment competencies are required. The team's commitment is to consistently deliver world-class care and customer service with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

Air Link at Medical Center of the Rockies
2500 Rocky Mountain Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: 970.619.6070

Air Link leadership 

Chief flight nurse
Duane has 22 years of nursing experience in ICUs and ERs and more than 12 years of flight experience.  Prior to joining our program, Duane worked for Yosemite Search and Rescue at Yosemite National Park in California. Duane can be reached directly at 970.619.6074.

Timothy J. Hutchison, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Dr. Hutchison is an ER physician with more than 23 years experience in medical air transport, most recently leading North Colorado Med Evac in Greeley.

Air Link pilots and mechanic 

Jake White-Diemand | Lead pilot
Experience | 10 years of EMS and Army helicopter flying
Certifications | Commercial/Instrument/CFI helicopter, Private/Instrument airplane

Wes Smith | Pilot

 Mike Tucker | Pilot
Experience | 11 years of flying experience
Certifications | Commercial/Instrument helicopter and airplan
Timothy W. Shannon | Aircraft mechanic
Experience | 26 years experience as an aircraft technician and a US Army veteran.
Certifications | For 17 different aircrafts

Air Link flight nurses


Ryan Bushmaker, RN Gregory Clark, RN Leanna Harpman, RN Robert Hernandez, RN

Nate Hinze, RN  David Steiner, RN Keith Volk, RN

Air Link flight paramedics

 Matt Carter

Gary Davis

Kris Schott 

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