New helipad to greatly reduce patient-transport times in emergency situations

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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Now that structural steel placement is complete and Essentia Health’s replacement hospital for St. Mary’s Medical Center is taking shape, design plans are set in motion for the new helipad atop the building.

The new helipad will improve patient care, especially in emergent situations during which time is crucial. Efficiencies will include swifter transport of patients to the emergency department, where physicians can begin treatment. Currently, care teams must navigate a circuitous route to bring patients to the ED.

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