Construction in Full Swing at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
June 29, 2012
With summer upon us, construction of Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s new Emergency Department is in full swing. The construction will be done in a number of phases in order to keep the impact to our patients and neighbors at a minimum.
- Staff Relocation: Earlier this month, Health Information Management, the Medical Library and the Physician’s Lounge were relocated and that area of the first floor was demolished, making way for the new Emergency Department’s entrance and waiting room.
- Excavation and Removal of Dirt: Outside the building, trucks are coming and going throughout the day, as excavation and removal of dirt take place.
- Construction of Foundation and Basement: Construction of the foundation and basement are currently underway. In addition, digging has begun in the former physician’s parking lot, allowing for the rerouting of both the sanitary and storm sewer systems.
- Roadway Improvements: Along the hospital’s south roadway, many improvements to site drainage and roadways are being implemented to help manage the future traffic flow on the Kenmore Mercy Hospital campus.
“Our goal is to ensure the integrity of our neighbor’s landscaping, keep noise to a minimum, and maintain the friendly relationships we’ve built in this community over the last 60 years,” said Robert J. Fritschi, facility planner.
Over the summer, the new Emergency Department’s building foundations will be completed and ready to receive its structural frame. This fall, the structure will take shape as the steel framing is erected. The building shell is anticipated to be completed by end of the year. The goal is to complete the project by summer of 2013.
The current Emergency Department continues to operate at full capacity during this construction. Our board-certified emergency physicians provide emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Should you have any concerns or questions, please call 706-2112. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to growing with you!