FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2014
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Supervisor Bosworth Attends Launching of NSUH’s New Emergency Helicopter
Manhasset, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth was on hand as North Shore-LIJ and Yale-New Haven unveiled the New York area's first hospital-based medical helicopter, SkyHealth, a joint Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) program. Supervisor Bosworth joined with North Shore University Hospital officials to introduce the SkyHealth helicopter, which is outfitted with life-saving technology found in intensive care units. The helicopter flights will feature medical flight team members consisting of a paramedic and nurse with the highest level of training in emergency medicine or critical care; both are dual credentialed in New York and Connecticut.
In addition, NSUH has built a rooftop helipad, perched 23 feet above the hospital’s roof, at the cost of $6.5 million. The helipad is also available to the Nassau and Suffolk County and New York City police departments, and other hospitals that transport critically ill patients to NSUH, which was recently verified is a Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.
Here, Supervisor Bosworth (right) and Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO, North Shore-LIJ (left), look over the SkyHealth helicopter.
Supervisor Bosworth and the crew of the SkyHealth medical flight team gather around the helicopter.
Here, Supervisor Bosworth look over some of the life-saving technology that is contained inside the SkyHealth helicopter.