Construction at Morris Hospital Brings Brief Closure to Circle Drive

Construction at Morris Hospital Brings Brief Closure to Circle Drive
September 9, 2019 Janet Long

Construction at Morris Hospital Brings Brief Closure to Circle Drive

September 9, 2019, MORRIS, IL – Beginning September 11, the circle drive leading to the main entrance of Morris Hospital will be closed to vehicle traffic for approximately one week to accommodate construction on the east side of the building. The main entrance will remain open to foot traffic.

During this one-week period, drop offs and pick ups will be re-directed to the outpatient entrance on the west side of the hospital campus. Patients receiving rides to the hospital through the Patient Transportation Service will also be dropped off and picked up at the outpatient entrance.

The closure only applies to vehicle traffic using the drop off/pick up circle drive.

Visitors may continue to park in the main visitor parking lot off High Street on the east side of the campus and walk along the sidewalk leading to the main entrance.

The one-week closure of the circle drive is necessary to accommodate construction of the future emergency entrance, which will be located immediately north of the main entrance on the east side of the campus. The new emergency department is expected to open in early 2020 as part of a two-year, $33.5 million modernization project on the hospital main campus that involves renovation and re-design of over 56,000 square feet of existing space and construction of 4,300 square feet of new space.

In addition to the new emergency department, additional services undergoing renovation include the infusion therapy center, women’s imaging center, cardiac diagnostics, imaging services, registration, lab draw, surgical waiting, and many other patient services. The target completion date for all phases of the project is March 2021.

For more information on the main campus renovations and Morris Hospital’s master facility plan, go to morrishospital.org/future.

Serving patients at 25 locations, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, sleep center, and immediate care services at three locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery and has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Great Community Hospitals” list since 2016. Morris Hospital is one of 77 hospitals in the nation to receive the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Awardand Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

 

 

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