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March April 2014
Retail Development Coming to the Main Corridor!
St. Mary Mercy is building out the space on the east side of the hospital's main corridor to include a Joe's Java (replacing the current coffee cart), a new gift shop, a consumer pharmacy and a durable medical equipment store. Construction in this area has begun behind a drywall barrier installed along the corridor, enclosing it.
During the construction, the coffee cart has been relocated near the entrance to the Cancer Center.
The hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Construction on the retail development is expected to be completed by mid-summer.
The 3-East renovation is on schedule. Most of the renovations mimic 5-East and 4-East, with the exception of a pantry and designated rooms for a Step Down unit.
The kitchen, the former pantry and a storage area were combined to create the new, larger pantry. The new Step Down unit on 3-East will be added to the south hall. It includes nine private patient rooms with its own nurse's station and supply room. The location of this unit was chosen because of its proximity to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and will provide care to patients who have slightly less acuity than patients in the ICU.
When finished, 3-East will have a total of 31 beds, including 25 private and six semi-private beds. The move day is scheduled for May 28.
North Canopy Renovation
The North Canopy renovation is on schedule. The old canopy has been removed and the new framing and infrastructure is in place.
Next steps are precast development and installation. All of the precast concrete used to make the façade of the canopy is being constructed offsite, will be brought to campus and then installed. The precast development will take about a month and when that arrives and is installed, the progress will be immediately noticeable.
The entrance walkway connecting the North Lobby to the outdoor canopy area was also recently stripped down to the steel beams. It is being renovated to blend the new updated look of the canopy to the North Lobby.
The entire North Canopy and Entrance renovation is still on track to be completed by June.
Former Emergency Center Parking Lot and Helipad Get a Make Over
As part of a master parking plan renovation, the parking lot and helipad of the former Emergency Center is being renovated and converted into additional staff parking. New landscaping around the area will follow. The lot is expected to be completed by mid-summer.