ABQ stadium parking lot to be converted into emergency helipad to serve patients

Should a surge in patients, local hospitals can now transport the ill by helicopter.

That’s thanks to a helipad built in a parking lot at Milne Stadium. The work was wrapped up over the weekend by Phoenix-based Sunland Asphalt.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services put in a request to the city to carve out a helipad in preparation for a potential surge in patients, Presbyterian Director of Communications Melanie Moses said.

As of Tuesday, the helipad is not in use, Moses said. She added that the helipad…

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