6 images. Hospital Heliport test, 7 September 1954. Views of test of new Heliport on roof od the Santa Monica Hospital; Alto Furlong (Pilot); Doctor John Hromadka (Chief of Staff, Santa Monica Hospital); Doctor C.A. Lindquist (Chief og Emergency Services, Santa Monica Hospital); Robert Parrick (Ambulance Attendant); Donald Chase (Ambulance Attendant).; Caption slip reads: "Photographer:Gaze. Date: 1954-09-07. Reporter: Gaze. Assignment: Hospital Heliport test. #46: Helicopter, piloted by Alto Furlong of Douglas Aircraft Co. approaches new heliport (right corner) on roof of Santa Monica Hospital. In a practice run and to test the new hospital heliport, believed to be the first in the country, a 'patient' was rushed from the aircraft on a hospital gurney, down a ramp, then an elevator to the first floor emergency rooms. 'Patient' for test: Bob Hromadka. 75/76/79/80: Views of test of new heliport on roof of the Santa Monica Hospital, believed to be the first in the country. Pilot is Douglas Aircraft Company's Alto Furlong. California Ambulance attendants are Robert Parrick and Donald Chase. Doctor is (in white uniform): Dr. John Hromadka, chief of staff, S.M. Hospital. In street clothes: Dr. C.A. Lindquist, chief of emergency services, S.M. Hospital).