Heated Helipad Could Save Lives at Texas Health Plano

Texas Health Plano Heated Helipad via CBS News

Texas Health Plano is celebrating a new helipad that’ll be heated for those icy North Texas days in the winter.

It is believed to be the only heated helipad for a hospital in North Texas. Elevated with glycol heaters, it will not freeze over when temperatures drop.

On Thursday, there was a lot of pomp and circumstance to celebrate the unique helipad with a parade of first responder vehicles followed by a ribbon cutting.

“The quality healthcare that we have here in Plano is so essential,” Plano Mayor John Muns said.

This is the second helipad for Texas Health Plano; however, this one is closer to the critical emergency room and ICU—allowing doctors and nursing staff to have easy access to intervene quickly.

Read more at CBS News

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