(Download the November 2013 South Pavilion Pipeline Newsletter)
North Entrance Canopy Gets a Face-lift!
The North Entrance Canopy is being renovated to have a more updated look and mirror the architecture of the recent addition. Construction will begin Dec. 23 and wrap up summer 2014. During this time the North Entrance will be closed and a temporary entrance installed.
Temporary North Entrance
A temporary entrance has been installed near the St. Mary Mercy Chapel.
There is a covered walk way leading up to the doors to keep patients and visitors out of the elements.
Inside the entrance, there will be a temporary desk and a greeter who will help direct patients and visitors. A security guard will also be posted at the door to assist our guests. This is a new post for the security guard and adds to the number of guards on duty. The current desk in the North Lobby will continue to be staffed.
The new, temporary north entrance will have the same hours as the current North Entrance, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Emergency Center Entrance will remain as the after hours entrance.
Patients and visitors coming in from Five Mile Road will be directed to follow the one-way lane into the Northwest Lot. From there, they will proceed to either park or pick up or drop off a patient, using the one-way flow of traffic.
Starting Monday, Dec. 23, St. Mary Mercy Livonia colleagues will be assigned to designated areas in the Northeast and Southwest parking lots. Marian Professional Building Staff (who are not employed by SMML) will now park in the green lined spots in the far south row of the South 2 parking lot.
We are asking all physicians to continue to park in the St. Mary Mercy Hospital Physician Parking Lot, east of the main hospital entrance, to best accommodate patient parking. All GME residents are assigned to the Northeast parking lot, regardless of
where they are practicing in the hospital.
The crane will be removed from the east side of campus and an entrance will be available near the GME hallway for colleagues to use temporarily.
Parking assignments will be enforced by Security. Please see the map on the left and SMHWeb for more details.
4-East Renovation Completed
The renovation of 4-East is completed with the final inspection held on Nov. 15 and patient move and reopening of the floor on Monday, Dec. 9. After MCU patients were moved to 4-East, 3-East closed for renovation.
Renovations made to 4-East include remodeled patient rooms totaling in 33 beds on the floor, 25 private rooms and four semi-private rooms. The staff lounge and break rooms were remodeled as well.
The space previously used as the family waiting room on 4-East was re-purposed into a general consult room to be used for meetings. A physician sleep room, for general physician use, was also added to 4-East.
Katie Schneider is the MCU nurse manager, now on 4-East, her extension is 3495.
Shuttle Stop - South 2 Lot
For improved customer services, there is now a shuttle stop in the South 2 lot.
The stop gives our patients and visitors a place to wait for the courtesy shuttle
van as well as keep them out of the elements. The courtesy shuttle runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.