Navigation Links
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Opens New Helipad on its Minneapolis Campus

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is opening a new helipad on its Minneapolis campus, which will give patients immediate access to specialists when they need it most.

The new helipad will significantly shorten transport time by as much as 15 minutes, by eliminating the need to move patients from the helipad on Abbott Northwestern Hospital though a tunnel to Children's, a distance of about a half a mile.

Patients transferred to Children's often need immediate critical care, and the faster a child can be placed in the care of a pediatric specialist the more likely it is that there will be a positive outcome. The new helipad gives patients faster and better access to critical pediatric-specific care including Children's trauma center, surgery center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  

"For patients who are transferred to Children's via helicopter, every minute counts," said David Hirschman, co-medical director of trauma at Children's. "We are always working to minimize the amount of time it takes to get a child who is facing a critical health issue into our care. The helipad is going to significantly shorten that process."

Funding for the new helipad is part of a commitment made by UnitedHealthcare to help Children's improve access to pediatric trauma care for children in our region.

About Children's

Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care organizations in the United States, with 340 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's of Minnesota provides care through more than 12,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children's is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children.

Children's is regularly ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, most recently in 2011 for its neonatal, cardiovascular, cancer and pulmonology care. Once again in 2010, Children's was recognized by the Leapfrog Group as one of the seven top hospitals in the country for quality and efficiency. In addition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center has named Children's a Magnet hospital, a designation that recognizes excellence in nursing.

SOURCE Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. CareFusion Announces New Ventilation Solution to Help Hospitals Provide Improved Patient Care and Reduce Costs
2. Novation Commends the White House for Its Support and Advancement of Solutions for American Hospitals Drug Shortage Crisis
3. Sectra Signs Medical Imaging Research Agreement With University Hospitals in Cleveland
4. Endoscopy Devices Market in Emerging Economies (India, China, Brazil) - Growing Investments in Hospitals to be the Major Growth Driver
5. Bacterin Awarded Approved Vendor Status for American Medical Concepts Network of Hospitals in the Northwest U.S.
6. Evergreen Named One of Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
7. HSCA, Group Purchasing Industry Endorse Landmark Environmental Tool From Practice Greenhealth to Help Guide Selection and Procurement of Environmentally Preferable Products for Hospitals
8. Solos Endoscopy to Support National Breast Cancer Foundation With Sales of Its MammoView® Breast Endoscopy Components to US Hospitals
9. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Appoints Meg Porfido to Its Board of Directors
10. Solos Endoscopy to Market its MammoView® Breast Endoscopy Components to US Hospitals
11. ECRI Institute Advises Hospitals on How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Medical Device Connectivity
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/10/2017)... COUNTY, Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA ... Mobile  — a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy ... to transform technology into a clinical solution to support the improvement ... Innovative Design ... ZeroWire Mobile Wireless Solution ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should take ... communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut , ... through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, high ... in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The ... with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the ... Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent ... apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) ... FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards ... recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... (HLA), the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient ... aspects of cancer patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):