Portrait of Dr. Steve Sterner

Dr. Steve Sterner

CEO, Life Link III


In November 2019, Dr. Steve Sterner transitioned from an emergency room physician at Hennepin Healthcare to CEO at air medical transportation company Life Link III. Though he was well acquainted with the organization from two years serving on its board, he was surprised when he was asked to take over as CEO. Despite the numerous challenges facing the company and industry since that time, Sterner has led Minneapolis-based Life Link III to one of its most successful years while creating a strong and reliable air medical program bringing critical care resources to Minnesota communities. When Covid-19 struck, Sterner also oversaw the implementation of safety equipment for crew and patients.