We recognize that the quicker you can get a patient to care, the quicker you can save a life, a heart muscle or brain function. There's a window of opportunity for trauma victims and having our own helipad, helps save lives.
With the emergence of major trauma centers, centralization of services and rapid transfers, patients are getting the specialist care they need, quicker than ever before. Helicopters are essential to the success of these systems. The helipad at Memorial, located directly behind the hospital, provides express access to our emergency department. Helicopter transfer also helps to get those patients needing to get to a higher level of care much quicker and safer, such as a burn unit and other specialty care facilities.