June 22, 2009
Kenmore Mercy celebrated the opening of its new outpatient entrance with a blessing and dedication ceremony on Wednesday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Designed by Kideney Architects, the $850,000 entrance features a two-story glass exterior, spacious lobby and covered drop-off lane.
Located at the southwest corner of the hospital, adjacent to the back parking lot, the new entrance is part of the hospital’s long-term plan to make the facility more convenient and welcoming to patients and their families. It will allow patients, visitors, and hospital personnel to enter the hospital directly on the first floor.
“This is the first step in our plan to improve accessibility,” said James M. Millard, President & CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital. “Over time, we plan to relocate our outpatient and rehabilitation services closer to this entrance, making it even more convenient for our patients.”
With the growth in services that Kenmore Mercy has experienced over the last few years and the limited parking available in front of the hospital, the new entrance will be a more convenient entry point for the hundreds of patients and visitors who come to the hospital each day, especially the elderly and those requiring special assistance.