June 23, 2022–7:56 p.m.
Although it has been in use for several weeks, Atrium Health Floyd, with the help of the Rome-Floyd County Chamber of Commerce officially dedicated the new helipad as the hospital on Thursday.
Those in attendance got a tour of the raised helipad, which has direct elevator access to trauma bays and will allow ambulance and other first-responder vehicles to pass and park beneath it to access the Emergency Care Center.
The helipad is the result of an ongoing analysis that began more than two years ago to identify opportunities to bring enhanced trauma services to the communities served by Atrium Health Floyd.
One of the first issues addressed was physician coverage, so an agreement was worked out with Harbin Clinic’s surgical department and now there is a trauma surgeon on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Floyd Medical Center is the only Level II Trauma Center in Georgia EMS Region 1, which covers 16 Georgia counties.