An on-site heliport is essential to fulfilling Lurie Children's mission of caring for the region's most critically ill and injured children. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued its final approval for emergency helicopter medical services to our on-site heliport after a three-year review by internal and external IDOT experts. This review included flights by aviation experts to and from Lurie Children's. IDOT's approval to operate an on-site helipad followed approvals by the City of Chicago and the Federal Aviation Administration.

As part of our commitment to ensuring safe, transparent heliport operations, we created the Heliport Review Committee, which is comprised of prominent residents in the neighborhood. The committee provides monthly and quarterly heliport usage reports to the community. Listed below are our most recent reports and meeting summaries.

Usage Reports


 Committee Meeting Summaries