Renovations began today (July 22) in Outpatient Registration! The department will remain open during the estimated eight to ten weeks of construction and those using the area are asked to follow the directional signs. Hospital volunteers will also be on hand to provide directions and assistance.
Remodeling of Outpatient Registration is part of a larger project to give the facility’s first floor public areas an update. The project will include adding a fifth registration cubicle, expanding the four existing cubicles and widening the access way. New paint, wallpaper and flooring along with new waiting room furniture will complete the work. The goal is enhanced comfort and convenience for patients and families and increased efficiency for staff.
Work will be completed in two phases with sections closed off to keep down dust and noise. During Phase 1, patients and families coming to Outpatient Registration should enter the center (middle) door marked Physician Office Building 1 and follow the hallway to the right through the automatic door. As the existing cubicles and waiting area will be blocked off, patients will sit in the atrium area – the area connecting all three physician office hallways – until called into a temporary admitting cubicle. Once registered, patients will be directed to the Lab blood draw area, Medical Imaging or elsewhere as appropriate.
Once the renovated waiting area and registration cubicles are complete, attention will focus on the remaining area including office space for the Admitting Supervisor and the outpatient Lab area. Details of that work, including new directions for access, will be announced at that time.
In the main hospital, work will include renovations to the existing bathrooms, new paint, furniture and flooring in the first floor waiting areas, including the front lobby, and new paint and wall decor in the hallways. Directional and warning signs will be posted where work is going on.
Thanks for your patience and support as we improve the hospital, both in form and function!