August 29, 2018
Members of the community and Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce joined Redmond Regional Medical Center for a ribbon cutting celebration of the hospital’s new helipad. In addition to the new helipad, Redmond also announced an agreement with AirLife Georgia to base a full-time helicopter and flight crew at the hospital. Redmond’s decision to build the new helipad was inspired by the desire to further enhance emergency services. One of the most visible changes was the expansion of the landing zone - designed to accommodate multiple members of emergency and trauma teams. The new helipad is located outside the ambulance entrance to the emergency room, thus allowing trauma and emergency teams to treat critically ill patients even quicker than before. To successfully support basing a full-time helicopter at the hospital, Redmond built out flight crew quarters within the hospital. With flight crew quarters just below the Emergency Room and a helicopter now based at Redmond, members of AirLife 15 can more quickly respond to medical emergencies throughout Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama.