Patients seeking emergency care to use hospital main entrance beginning April 3
The entrance to the Emergency department at Westfields Hospital & Clinic will close on April 3 due to construction. Medical care will continue to be provided in the Emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All patients and visitors, including those seeking emergency care, are to use the main entrance of the hospital. A separate entrance will be dedicated to ambulance and EMS vehicles. Directional signage on the building and in the parking lot will help communicate the change.
The public is also encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking service available at the main entrance. We are taking additional efforts such as this to make it easy to get care during construction.
This is the continuation of a multi-phase campus renovation project that began in 2016. The former Rehabilitation and Cardiopulmonary departments have been gutted and are ready for build-out to expand the current emergency department from roughly 2,000 square feet to nearly 9,000 square feet and create a new ambulance entrance. The additional space will improve patient privacy and experience and provide better work flow for staff. The Emergency entrance is expected to remain closed until the project is completed in early 2018.
The expansion is necessary to accommodate the growth seen in recent years. “We recently completed renovations in our inpatient unit, imaging department, surgical services and rehabilitation services departments,” said Steve Massey, President & CEO of Westfields. “With every project, we’ve listened to our patients and visitors and have put our learnings into practice with each new project. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding as we continue to make improvements to meet the needs of the community,” said Massey.