The Business Journal: Visalia Helipad Saves Precious Time, Countless Lives

Darden Architects project, Kaweah Delta Healthcare District Emergency Helipad, was recently featured by The Business Journal:

Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia marked a milestone moment last week when it celebrated 1,000 landings on its helipad.

“In the two years that I’ve been here, there’s been a lot of water under the bridge,” said Dr. Ed Hirsch, vice president and chief medical and quality officer for Kaweah Delta. “Or appropriate for today, flights in the air.”

The helipad was first constructed at the Visalia hospital in 2013, and is credited with saving hundreds of lives and providing quick transportation to less accessible areas. Currently, Kaweah Delta has the only trauma center in the Tulare and Kings County area. It is also the only trauma center between Fresno and Bakersfield.

“If Kaweah Delta had not had the helipad, I’m positive I would not be standing here today,” Elise Peltzer said. “The helipad saved my life and has and will continue to save so many more lives.”

Source:, by Donald A. Promnitz

For the entire article, visit The Business Journal.

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