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Behind the Scenes: Cedars-Sinai Helipad

A trauma patient arriving by emergancy helicopter at the Cedars-Sinai helipad.

A trauma patient arriving at the Cedars-Sinai helipad.


As a Level 1 trauma center, Cedars-Sinai is required to have a helipad ready 24 hours a day to receive severely injured patients arriving by helicopter.

"When someone sustains injuries that potentially pose a threat to life, rapid field treatment and rapid transport is essential," says Heidi Hotz, Trauma Program manager. "Trauma care is very time-sensitive—every minute counts."

Watch the video below to see the Cedars-Sinai helipad in action.