Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital is happy to announce plans to renovate and construct a new Emergency Department (ED) and other outpatient service areas.
This site is dedicated to provide updates, post temporary relocations of department, photos, special dates, and answers to questions throughout our construction process.
September 2015 Construction Update
Emergency Department/Urgent Care Entrance Relocation
Effective October 12, 2015, the Emergency Department/Urgent Care (ED/UC) entrance will relocate to the newly constructed area on the south-east corner of the building. A team of associates will move during the night shift so patients will not experience a disruption in services.
Reserved parking for ED/UC patients will return to the east side of the lower level parking ramp. Vehicle traffic will enter from Illinois Avenue and exit onto Sims Avenue. All non-emergency patients/visitors should continue to utilize the north main hospital parking lot and entrance.
Associates with on-site parking privileges should use the designated parking spaces in either the west side of the lower level ramp or the upper ramp. Ample parking is also available at the 2501 Main Street building with free shuttle transportation services between buildings. The shuttle bus servicing 2501 Main Street and the main campus will change its pick-up/drop-off location at the main campus back to the associate entrance (Door #4) off Fremont Street as of September 14. All associates are encouraged to take advantage of this convenient service.
Preview tours of the newly constructed ED/UC area will be scheduled for associates and volunteers prior to the opening date. Watch for internal communications on The Source.
HUB – Patient Registration
While we are excited to complete Phase 1 of the overall project, planning and make-ready construction is underway for Phase 2. Most noticeable is the interim move of the HUB/Patient Registration to the front lobby in the north entrance. The new HUB/Patient Registration is tentatively scheduled to open in early 2016.
As always, use safety precautions when near the construction site. If you identify any safety concerns, please call 715.343.3247. Please bookmark the construction website for ongoing updates: ministryhealth.org/stptbuild.
August 2015 Construction Update
HUB Temporary Relocation
Effective August 17, the HUB patient registration desk will relocate to the hospital lobby in the north main entrance. Registration will be provided in the work area (previously the Customer Service/Patient Billing Department) located between the coffee kiosk and Volunteer Services Desk. All patients arriving for Diagnostic Imaging, Respiratory Care, or GI procedures will register in this new location. Volunteer Services will then be available to escort patients to the HUB waiting area, which will remain in its current location.
Updated HUB Location Map
Patients will be notified of the location change, and maps will be available in the Clinic, and with GI and Diagnostic Imaging Schedulers. This change in patient flow is anticipated to continue at least for the next 4‐5 months until the new HUB registration area is complete. If you have questions, please call Jennifer Pulchinski, 715‐342‐6759 or Jackie Jorgenson, 715‐346‐5698.
ED Addition Opening
We have a date for the new ED addition to open – October 12. As we count down to opening day, watch for weekly updates on all the preparation activities underway. This phase of the ED/ASC project will offer a beautiful new entrance, enclosed ambulance bay, and patient access to the lower parking ramp.
Parking and Shuttle Bus
Patient and associate parking needs are once again being evaluated. Our commitment is to ensure our patients have adequate parking with easy accessibility to the building. As we move into the next construction phase, it is likely that the shuttle location will also be adjusted. Be sure to watch for upcoming communications.
We are building on a 100‐year legacy with our campus revitalization, right here, on this same footprint that the Sisters began over 100 years ago. We carry it forward with this project and others on the horizon including our upcoming cancer center project.
Way Finding Map
You can download or print out our easy to use way finding map with directions to common areas of the hospital and services on each floor of Ministry Medical Group clinic.