Frye Regional Medical Center Recently got a New Helipad

Frye Regional Medical Center has announced the completion of their new rooftop helipad located on the top floor of the hospital’s parking garage. The construction and staff education for the new helipad took several months to complete. The helipad meets or exceeds all local and state requirements for safety and functionality. The hospital staff is preparing for a ceremonial “First Flight to Frye,” tentatively scheduled for the week of January 23. A MedCenter Air helicopter is set to land and take off a number of times during a 24-hour period on the selected day as part of practical, hands-on training for Frye Regional’s safety, security and emergency department staff. The new helipad enables patients with the most serious medical conditions to be airlifted directly to and from Frye Regional’s Emergency Department, saving transport time and providing access to lifesaving care and resources. The air medical team is experienced and equipped with pumps, ventilators and other supplies, similar to an ICU in the air.