Patient and visitor parking, as well as access around Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC), will be reconfigured beginning Monday, Feb. 13 with the start of construction on ARMC’s new Emergency Department.
“This is a key milestone,” said Nick Alexander, Vice President of ARMC. “We are at a point where we will begin to see physical progress in the construction of our new Emergency Department. Patients, visitors and caregivers will see a series of significant changes to parking and driving patterns around our campus. These are expected to ease congestion as construction crews begin moving in their equipment, and relocating some of the existing utilities around the building. During this time we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Next Monday, construction crews are scheduled to start their utility work in the drive leading up to the West Entrance. As a result, all traffic that is not for the Emergency Department, Residency Clinic, or Wound Care will be directed to the North Entrance. Patients and visitors for service lines such as Radiology, Laboratory, Pain Management, Cardiopulmonary, Inpatient Units and the Women’s & Children Center, will be asked to enter the hospital through the North Entrance.
The following week, expect to see temporary fencing go up that will allow construction site work to begin. During construction, the Helipad will also be moved to an alternate location.
In December 2016, ARMC opened a new 237-space parking lot along Hospital Road that is providing more secure and viable options for patients, visitors, and staff.
New directional signage will be placed along Hospital and Loop Roads to help navigate visitors and staff to their desired locations. Patient drop-off and complimentary valet services at the North and West Entrances, Medical Office Building and Health Pavilion will be unaffected by the construction.
Adena has a new dedicated page on its website, providing all the latest in construction news, photos and parking and access maps at www.adena.org/services/page.dT/ED-Renovation.