As you and your facility consider hospital construction projects, whether additions or renovations to existing facilities, or changes to helipads in consideration of Missouri’s TCD designations, please examine the recommendations in this guide.
As with all air-medical operations, safety is the highest priority. Ensuring hospitals have safe facilities for helicopter operations is critically important to our end-goal of providing safe, rapid transport for patients in need. This guide provides helpful information about minimum helipad sizes, safety zones, helipad maintenance, landscaping, fencing, hazard marking and more.
We strongly encourage you to include your local air-medical program in the earliest planning stages possible as you consider any helipad changes or hospital construction projects. Collaborating on helipad and construction projects early in the process can save time, money and frustration.