- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - The head of a northern Idaho hospital says a proposed ban on helicopters could possibly interfere with hospital services.

The Lewiston Tribune (https://bit.ly/1jeBIR0 ) reports that the Grangeville City Council is considering banning the installment or operating a helipad, helistop or helicopter with city limits.

However, Syringa General Hospital CEO Joe Cladouhos says that his hospital transports 50 patients a year by helicopter.

Earlier this year, the hospital failed to get approval from the city to build a helipad near Main Street rather than rely on medical transfer site 20 minutes away at the county airport.

Grangeville Mayor Bruce Walker says the council will vote to send the proposal to the city’s planning and zoning committee on Oct. 19.



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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, https://www.lmtribune.com

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