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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 Association.
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
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
The hospital's new helipad will provide a clearly marked hard surface for helicopters
to land, making it faster and easier to get patients into the emergency room.
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