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Morris Hospital construction means brief closure on Circle Drive

Construction at Morris Hospital brings brief closure to Circle Drive

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 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.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 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.

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