One of our local hospitals has been remodeling and building a trauma center for the past few months. Above photo is the fence around the helicopter landing area.
Oops! the photographer is in this shot, did not like the angle.
That is better, but still a little of the photgrapher in the shot. But then, I AM the MadSnapper
These innocent looking photos do not tell the story of the BATTLE that is going on. It seems the hospital built the center BEFORE getting approval for the trauma center and the one located in St Petersburg, which is an hour by car from us and is the only trauma center for the bay area, is fighting them having it here because it will STEAL their business.
I live 2 miles from this hospital and 45 from the one in St Pete. If I am in a life threatening situation, I much prefer the close to home option. Also there are people stating they do NOT want a helicopter flying over their homes. Of course they fly over the ones in St Pete and across ours when they fly from one of our roads across the whole city and charge FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS to get over there. Here we could go by ambulance.
POLITICS! that is the word.... pure Politics
Just for fun on this last one..... because I AM the MadSnapper