Helicopters flying wounded into the M*A*S*H unit is an enduring image of the popular television show about a mobile army surgical hospital. But residents of Boulder Park can’t hear their televisions when helicopters are flying overhead to nearby Memorial Hospital Central.
They are hoping a new helicopter refueling station atop Memorial Hospital Central will significantly reduce noise in the neighborhood. Here is a look at the hospital complex from www.FlashEarth.com.
The trade-off is allowing the hospital to install a 6,000 gallon jet fuel storage tank and pumping facility to get the fuel to the top of a seven-story tower. But neighbors say it will be worth it to cut down on the number of take-offs and landings.
Here is a closer look at the facility.
The Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Flight for Life helicopter refuels in a vacant lot across from the old St. Francis Hospital on South Institute Street, just south of Pikes Peak Avenue.
A rooftop helicopter pad is planned at the new St. Francis Hospital under construction at Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road. Helicopters landing at Memorial Hospital North land on the ground near the Emergency Room.
Here is a wider view of the area.