Morton Hospital and Medical CenterEdit profile
Morton Hospital and Medical Center is a medical complex located on Washington Street near Route 140 and Route 138 in Taunton, Massachusetts, USA. The facility serves the Greater Taunton Area and is equipped with its own heliport for medical emergency flights. Also, it owns a small rehabilitation facility down the street at Mill River Plaza.History
Morton Hospital opened in the latter half of the 19th century. It originally occupied the former home of the late Massachusetts Governor Marcus Morton. In the 20th century, the hospital administered its own nursing school.Heliport
The Morton Hospital Heliport (FAA LID: 1MA9) is a heliport composed of one helipad on the roof of Morton Hospital. The heliport is privately owned and is primarily used at the utmost discretion of the hospital for medical emergency airlifts and transport. Most often, critically injured patients are airlifted from the hospital to large and well-equipped medical facilities around the region; sometimes as far as Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The heliport is made of asphalt and its dimensions are 40 x 40 ft / 12.2 x 12.2 m.