Trauma Patients Will Have Quicker Access to Emergency Care
ROME, Ga., June 8, 2022 – The new helipad at Floyd Medical Center officially opened yesterday.
The helipad will provide quicker and more direct access for trauma patients requiring treatment at the hospital’s Emergency Care Center (ECC). The helipad sits on the North Second Avenue entrance to the ECC.
The new, raised helipad will have direct elevator access to trauma bays and will allow ambulance and other first-responder vehicles to pass and park beneath it to access the ECC. The facility replaces Atrium Health Floyd’s existing helipad, which is on Riverside Parkway about 1.5 miles from the hospital.
“Providing timely, lifesaving care is crucial when it comes to treating trauma patients,” said Dr. Ken Jones, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Atrium Health Floyd. “This helipad furthers our commitment to use technological advances to bring the best care possible to northwest Georgia.”