The south entrance to the hospital on Elmwood Avenue (near Westchester Boulevard) is now closed to traffic and will remain closed throughout construction. The north entrance near Hampton Parkway will remain open.
Access to the front parking lots and the Westchester lot remain open also.
“Right now, R&P Oakhill Construction is doing site preparation, digging for the foundation and utilities,” said Gary Constantino, director of facility planning, design and construction for Catholic Health.
“The emergency department building will begin to be visible this fall and we anticipate opening in the summer of 2013.”
Designed to care for up to 40,000 patients a year, the new 24,000 square-foot facility, will include 23 private treatment rooms and two resuscitation rooms equipped with the latest medical emergency and clinical information technology.
Throughout the construction, quality care, safety, security, and comfort for our patients and neighbors will remain a high priority.
Hospital officials report that they have increased security efforts, including the addition of more guards and the installation of video cameras near the site.
To minimize the impact of noise for our patients and neighbors, construction is planned to take place on weekdays during day hours. Construction at any other time would only be done if absolutely necessary.
In addition, the closure of the south roadway will reduce congestion. Arrangements have also been made for crews to park off site at a nearby vacant lot.
Kenmore Mercy remains, as always, committed to the community it has served for the last sixty years.