Medical Helicopter Lands at Baldwin Park in Concord

June 16, 2014 17:31 pm · 19 comments

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A reach medical helicopter landed at Baldwin Park in Concord just before 5pm on Monday afternoon.

We’re hearing they were transferring a patient from John Muir in Concord to another hospital.

Thanks to Dodee for the picture!

Anon June 16, 2014 at 5:40 PM

I thought John Muir Concord had a helipad on top of the building?

MadMom June 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Thank you Mayor. It came right over our house and it was so loud! A few weeks ago we had a similar experience but the helicopter took another route. Wow! Got me up and moving that’s for sure. I hope the person who needed transport is doing well.

waverunner June 16, 2014 at 6:18 PM

John Muir Walnut Creek; not Concord.

lorena June 16, 2014 at 6:23 PM

John Muir concord is not a trauma center and when needing a helicopter, most likely it’s a trauma or a burn

No, June 16, 2014 at 6:33 PM

It’s on the bottom, duh!

mutts June 16, 2014 at 6:36 PM

They have a helipad. Maybe it was going to children’s hospital

Ca June 16, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Anon, JM Concord does not have a helipad, Walnut Creek JM does.

Victor mature June 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

If they have a trauma usually they call for a ground ambulance to take them to john Muir walnut creek. From what I heard on the scanner it was an inbound patient being transferred to john Muir concord for cardiac.

Jackie Baptista June 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

It was going to UCSF.

JM know-it-all June 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Patient was being brought TO CONCORD!! And yes, Concord does not have a helipad. FYI Helicopter transfers are not only for trauma patients people!!

Henry June 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

John Muir Concord has a Helicopter pad but it was too windy to use it today today.

JM know-it-all June 16, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Victor Mature- what you heard on the scanner was correct.

Antler June 16, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Googlesearch for the FAA’s requirements for hospital heliports.

Buchanan Field is nearby with fast ambulance transport service to Concord campus. Baldwin Park is just across the street from the ER; there actually needs to be a security-monitored tunnel under Port Chicago Highway, just my opinion.

But is there actually a helipad on the roof of John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus? I have no idea….couldn’t even find the hospital listed on the CA list of such helipads. KILLJOY, your mission…should you choose to accept it………..

Rumors Rumors June 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I heard they were stopping for a picnic lunch….

BBB June 17, 2014 at 5:22 AM

John Muir Concord does not have a helipad. Look it up on Google maps satellite, there isn’t anywhere on that roof for a helicopter to land.

Concordejet June 17, 2014 at 8:41 AM

if they were stopping by for a picnic. will we get a free ride?

jtkatec June 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM

NEW playground equipment!!!

Mike Ro June 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM

It looks like there are some medical helicopter fans here… I have an instagram account for John Muir landings. http://instagram.com/heli_spotter

If anyone knows the dispatch frequencies for REACH, please let me know here in Claycord or on Instagram, I’ve been looking for them for a while now.

Antler June 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Jtkatec at #17…… 🙂

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