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Sierra Vista’s new helistop enters test phase
San Luis Obispo Tribune

San Luis Obispo residents living on the west side of town may hear helicopters in coming days while Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center conducts test landings on its newly licensed helistop. The $1.8 million facility is atop the hospital’s five-story parking structure to support temporary landings to load or unload trauma patients. Sierra Vista has taken precautions to minimize noise by determining the landing and take-off flight paths that create the least impact, hospital marketing director Shannon Downing said.