In November 2013, St. Elizabeth Edgewood kicked off its construction of the St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute. Throughout 2014, you will see much of the physical construction taking place, impacting the patient entrance, service areas, traffic flow, etc.
This page will be updated frequently to keep you aware of the latest changes due to the construction. Here is the latest information:
The 3A Patient Entrance driveway and parking area will be undergoing additional paving work throughout the week of October 20:
- October 20 – 24: The interior corridor leading to PT will be closed for flooring work. Purchasing, Volunteers, PrimeWise and PT will have a temporary route available to them.
- October 20 – 24: The ambulatory operations at the ambulance drop off will temporarily move to the Emergency Department area of the hospital to allow for resealing of that area. During this time, vehicular and pedestrian access to PT/OT will remain open.
- October 21: Removal of the Guard Shack to support paving operations. The Guard Shack will be reinstalled on October 25.
- October 23 – 24: The 3A Patient Entrance driveway will be inaccessible in order to complete paving operations in this area. All traffic will be rerouted through the 3C Entrance (Behavioral Health and Business Health driveway), and appropriate external signage will be posted to support the temporary traffic patterns.
TRAFFIC FLOW UPDATE
To view the most recent traffic flow map, including any temporary detours for the week of October 20, please click here.
Ground Floor vending areas are now inaccessible due to construction. There is a vending area adjacent to the cafeteria that will remain open. Also, the Gift Shop sells bottled drinks and individual snack bags. To view the Gift Shop hours of operation, please click here. The Gift Shop is located immediately to the right inside the 1A Main Entrance.
THE EXISTING 3A PATIENT ENTRANCE HAS CLOSED.
- Patients who are being discharged will continue to be directed to the 1A Main Entrance for pick-up (Zone 1).
- Infectious control barricades are present at the ground floor lobby.
- Renovation on the public restrooms off of the lobby will be staggered. The restrooms that will be available throughout construction will become unisex. There are also restrooms that will be located in the Registration building.
THE NEW TEMPORARY REGISTRATION BUILDING IS OPEN.
The temporary Registration building also serves as the interim 3A Patient Entrance.
Valet Parking is available for patients and visitors. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (flow will be monitored and hours may be adjusted based on need).
Please Note: This is a complimentary service, and attendants are not permitted to accept tips.
If you valet park your vehicle and leave the hospital later than 5 p.m., a member of the Security team will retrieve your vehicle for you.
A phone will be placed at the valet station next to the Registration Building for you to contact Security in the event that there is no one at the station when you are ready to leave.
As a result of the construction on the Registration building, the parking spaces in the fire lane have been eliminated. This has caused a minimum of four physician and several handicap parking spaces to be eliminated for the duration of construction, which is expected to continue through the end of 2014. Should you choose not to use the valet parking service, several spaces in the existing parking area have been designated as “handicap” to better serve our patients and visitors.
BUILDING ACCESS UPDATE
- Whenever possible, it is best for all patients to enter the building through the 1A Main Entrance (Zone 1).
- Non-emergency ambulance transport will utilize the new covered canopy and dedicated entrance to the right of the existing Physical Therapy entrance.
- During construction, patients may find it more convenient to visit one of our other draw sites for Lab work. Please click here for a list of all locations.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to develop a Heart and Vascular Institute that is built around the needs of our community.
To learn more about how you can be a part of this initiative, please click here.
To view photos from the Heart and Vascular Institute Groundbreaking Ceremony, please click here.
Last Updated 10/13/2014