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CHLA Dedicates New Helinet Aviation Helipad For The Purwin Family

UP IN THE AIR—Taking part in the ribbon cutting in front of the CHLA-branded Sikorsky helicopter, were (from left): Jeffrey Worthe, board of directors chair; Arnold J. Kleiner, trustee; Paul Viviano, CHLA president/CEO; Kathryn Purwin, Helinet CEO and CHLA Foundation board trustee; Kevin Brogan, Foundation board of trustees chair; and Alexandra Carter, CHLA senior VP and chief development officer.

Posted Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:10 pm

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) recognized the Alan Purwin Emergency Transport Program Wednesday by naming the hospital’s helipad The Purwin Family – Helinet Aviation Helipad.

The ceremony included a ribbon cutting in front of the new Sikorsky helicopter, the 323 Charlie Hotel, which will serve as the primary airship for CHLA.

Pilot, aerial film operator and philanthropist Alan Purwin founded Helinet Aviation 30 years ago.

Nearly four years ago, he was killed in a plane crash, but his legacy as a philanthropist and a humanitarian is seen every hour, of every day, when one of his company’s helicopters transports CHLA patients.

Purwin’s wife, Kathryn Purwin, is the Helinet Aviation CEO. Helinet donates 100 percent of the emergency transport service to CHLA. Over the years, nearly 9,000 emergency missions for CHLA patients have been flown.

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