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Helipad Facts

Information around a potential helipad at the new facility

Safety Statistics

Helipad Facts

There have been zero (0) civilian or general public deaths (people on the ground) resulting from a medical helicopter or hospital heliport in the past 30 years in the country. In that time, incredible improvements have been made in helicopter technology and safety. The modern helicopters that service Telluride have advanced safety equipment including night … Continued

How often will the heliport be used?

Helipad Facts

Since 2011, on average, Telluride Regional Medical Center has utilized helicopter transfers for less than 10% of all transfers, with the average number of helicopter medical transfers at 12.4%. When critically ill patients require time-sensitive transfers to other medical facilities, transfers will be at the discretion of the attending physicians, who make decisions solely based … Continued

Why does our community need a medical heliport?

Helipad Facts

In Emergency Care, minutes matter. At the current Telluride Regional Medical Center, where there is no heliport on site, when it’s determined that a critically ill patient needs to be transferred to another facility, the patient in Telluride Regional Medical Center care must be transferred from Telluride Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department to Emergency Medical … Continued

Mountain Village Town Council Unanimously Approves Medical Heliport for New Regional Medical Center

Facility Updates, Helipad Facts, Press Releases

April 24, 2015 (TELLURIDE) – “In emergency care, minutes matter,” said Dr. Koelliker, during a Joint Public Hearing between Mountain Village Town Council and Design Review Board. Both Town Council and the Design Review Board agreed. By unanimous vote, Mountain Village Town Council approved the Telluride Hospital District’s (THD) Conditional Use Permit for a medical … Continued