Construction is scheduled to start on Parkview Medical Center’s helipad on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:00am. The eventual raised helipad will hover above North Greenwood Street which will allow traffic to pass underneath. It will connect to Parkview via walkway, allowing access to an elevator to take patients directly to the emergency department. The hovering helipad will save approximately 15 minutes off of arrival time to get patients to the critical care they need.
During construction, Greenwood Street between 15th and 16th Streets will be closed to through traffic.
“The new helipad is crucial to getting faster treatment for our patients and saving lives. We recognize the inconvenience of the construction phase and we apologize in advance to our neighbors, visitors and patients,” stated Leslie Barnes, President and CEO.
Anticipated completion of the project is summer of 2020.