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Two Hospital Entrances Closed Due to Construction

By Staff | Sep 9, 2008

As construction continues at Palo Alto County Hospital, exciting changes and challenges present themselves with the progress towards the final goal. As construction moves to new areas, departments and services are moving to temporary locations to accommodate the project.

Beginning the week of September 15, the visitor’s entrance of the hospital will be closed for approximately three months. Also that week, the rehabilitation door in back of the hospital will be closed for approximately 8 months. Patients and visitors should use the main entrance at the front of the hospital for all services. PARC Hall visitors and family may use the new PARC Hall entrance.

Currently, patients are enjoying the new OB suites and acute care wing of the hospital. The old acute care wing is now under construction to provide the remaining acute care rooms. PARC Hall residents have moved back to enjoy private rooms, a new front entrance, and many new amenities. A need for additional space to accommodate the growing specialty clinics such as Orthopedics has made it necessary to move departments to temporary locations to allow for additional construction for patient services.

Some temporary changes that have happened or will be in effect the week of September 15 are:

The helicopter landing has moved to the back parking lot of the hospital. Parking is only allowed in the designated yellow parking spaces, leaving space for the helicopter to land at the north side of the parking lot.

Community Health Service will move to a temporary location on the hospital campus. If you are planning to visit the Community Health Department, please call ahead or check in at the hospital registration desk.

Administrative, Marketing and Foundation Offices will move to temporary locations. Check in at the hospital registration desk if you need information.

The vending machine room in the main lobby will be closed to the public to allow for temporary offices for the Business Health Department. Vending machines have been moved to the front lobby for approximately 8 months until the vending machine room is returned to its original location.

More information about the construction project will follow in future updates.