Medical Helicopter Lands at Baldwin Park in Concord

June 16, 2014 17:31 pm · 19 comments


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.

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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