The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., is the
region's leading academic medical center and is affiliated with The
University of Kansas School of Medicine. The hospital provides a
full range of care and consistently earns national recognition for
outstanding quality and safety. Ten of its specialties rank on
U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list. The
hospital is the only nationally verified Level 1 Trauma Center in
the region, and its burn center is the only adult burn center in
greater Kansas City to be accredited by the American Burn
During 2012, the hospital treated 1,986 trauma patients, some of
whom arrived via helicopter. The hospital currently has three
helipads atop its building. The third and most recent helipad was
constructed in 2012 and is designed to handle a higher weight
capacity, up to 30,000 pounds, allowing for military helicopters
and the U.S. president.
The 10,200-square-foot roof system below the helipad was
completed by Kirberg Co., St. Louis. Kirberg used Carlisle SynTec's
FleeceBACK® EPDM installed with Fast 100 Adhesive.
The hospital's new helipad will provide a clearly marked hard
surface for helicopters to land, making it faster and easier to get
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