The GRMC emergency department takes further shape
in the Hard Hat Report #6. Mark Doll, GRMC facilities director, indicated in Hard Hat Report #5 that dry wall would likely be installed by Hard Hat Report #6. However, door frames and medical gas shut offs needed to be completed before dry wall installation. Now that the frames and shut offs are in place, the dry wall installation should have no further delays. Keep your eyes peeled in Hard Hat Report #6 for boom light beams and completed perimeter block work!
During the construction phase, the emergency department will be temporarily located on the second floor of the medical center, in the Sidd Potts Patient Care wing (east wing).
This relocation requires some changes to the emergency care entrance and parking logistics. The temporary emergency room entrance is now located at the corner of Reed Street and Fourth Avenue. GRMC has designated parking for ER patients in the lot near this entrance. GRMC recognizes these changes can be challenging for patients. To avoid confusion or frustration, security staff will be located near the emergency room entrance at all times to help guide our patients to the correct space. Additionally, there are red footsteps leading directly from the entrance to the temporary ER space.
GRMC ensures that operations will not be interrupted and will continue to run smoothly. We are thrilled to share this space with you upon completion. To view the current state of the emergency department, just over two months into renovations, please visit our Hard Hat Report #6.