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Saving Time Can Save a Life: Helipad Activity at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Helipad Crew - Santa Barbara Cottage HospitalSanta Barbara Cottage Hospital is equipped with an emergency helipad for transporting patients by helicopter. Reasons for transporting a patient by air may include: brain related injuries, trauma, severe pediatric medical conditions or other severe medical emergencies.

Below is a summary of emergency helicopter landings for the current year.

2017 Helipad Stats

Total number of flights - 15
Average per week - 2.93
Average per day - 0.42
Night flights (10 p.m.-7 a.m.) - 4
Avg. night flights per week - 0.78

(through 2/6/17)

2016 Helipad Stats

Total number of flights - 199
Average per week - 3.94
Average per day - 0.56
Night flights (10 p.m.-7 a.m.) - 40
Avg. night flights per week - 0.79

2015 Helipad Stats

Total number of flights - 342
Average per week - 6.58
Average per day - 0.94
Night flights (10 p.m.-7 a.m.) - 59
Avg. night flights per week - 1.13

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