An American College of Surgeons’ Level II verified trauma center, Southside Hospital created a new helipad in a parking lot adjacent to its emergency department to help more efficiently handle patients in need of urgent medical care. The helipad meets FAA EC150 circular standards and received approval of the New York State Department of Health.
“Having this helipad at Southside Hospital allows the Northwell Health SkyHealth helicopter and others to safely land and quickly get patients to the medical care they urgently need,” said Anthony Pellicone, associate executive director of operations at Southside.
The SkyHealth helicopter provides hospital-to-hospital patient transfers through a partnership with Northwell Health and Yale-New Haven Health System.
Southside’s emergency department has been undergoing construction and will be triple its current size in 2017. The new Bohlsen Family Emergency Department is slated to begin receiving patients in September.
For more information about Southside Hospital, call 631-968-3000.
Contact: Alexandra Zendrian