28 Oct Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s New Helideck
It gives us great pride to share our involvement as designers and project managers of the new helideck at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA. The tabletop helideck, recently completed and approved for use, is one of only three of its kind in New England and six across the United States. And well beyond the satisfaction of our professional involvement, we were excited to learn that the first patient was successfully transported via MedFlight to Lahey on September 27, 2021.
The completion of this project has already had, and will continue to have, a tremendous impact on the speed with which patients are treated at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. While helicopters were able to land on the Lahey campus a short distance away, ambulance transfers, which come with inherent risks, were necessary to usher urgent patients to the care facility. The new helideck, located directly adjacent to the emergency room, is just 18-ft. off the ground, and further enables the hospital to reduce transfer times by not having to rely on elevator transport from the roof to the emergency room. The project also provided for the modest expansion of 365 square-feet to the existing MRI service building.
It’s important to note that the new helideck is the final, integral piece of the Joseph C. Corkery, MD, Emergency Center, designated by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center—the only such center on Massachusetts’ North Shore. And just as important to recognize that the project was made possible as the direct result of combined gifts and donations totaling over $2 million.
It was our pleasure to work with the team at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and we are honored to have been a part of this critical endeavor — one that is fundamental to their mission of providing exceptional care to the patients who need them most.
Please enjoy this video from Beth Israel Lahey Health with breathtaking footage:
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