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The Hard Hat Report July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017, 15:31 PM

Demolition of the emergency department space officially began July 20 – the final phase in a plan that has been 20 years in the making. The renovation timeline estimates the completion of the new and improved space within seven months. 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 eight days into renovations, please visit our Hard Hat Report.

Two GRMC employees swinging sledge hammers at the ER walls during brick busing event.
GRMC staff members launched construction at the "Bring 'ER Down" event on July 19. Now Graham Construction will demolish the old ER and prepare the space for a new ER.