Chopper Cuts Emergency Response Time

North Shore-LIJ and Yale-New Haven Health launched New York area’s first hospital-based medical helicopter program, known as SkyHealth, and a new rooftop helipad at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. The lifesaving program allows patients at both health systems who need urgent care for major traumas, heart attack, stroke and life-threatening conditions to receive medical care by helicopter and be flown to the most appropriate hospital. With a top speed of 130 miles per hour, SkyHealth dramatically reduces emergency response time for the region’s most vulnerable patients.

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