Emergency Department & Ambulatory Surgery Expansion and Renovation Project

Construction Info-line Phone Number 715.346.5005 or click here for more information

 

St. Michael's Emergency Department Renovation

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.

November 16, 2016 Update

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April 2016 Construction Update

Construction and Corridor Closure Update

Central Patient Registration/Corridor Closure
Patients and associates have noticed construction activity in the center of the building across from the Café and HUB waiting area. This area is being readied for our patient registration area. Above ceiling work will necessitate that the corridor between the Café entrances is closed until the end of April. The pathway through this area will divert pedestrian traffic to the diagnostic imaging corridor through the door by the current HUB waiting area. The area will be renamed Central Patient Registration (no longer HUB) to distinguish from the Emergency/Urgent Care Registration and Outpatient Services Registration areas. The tentative opening date is the week of May 9.

Surgery/Corridor Closure
The main corridor into Surgery will be closed on Monday, April 11. However, an interim corridor will open just a few steps further to the south. This will also be the pathway to the Surgery Waiting Room which will relocate on April 18. Watch for more information.

Emergency and Surgery/Tube System Downtime
The tube system will be down in the south end of the building on Friday, April 8. There will no access to/from the Emergency Room or Surgical Services area. Volunteers will be onsite to assist with transporting information during the downtime.

East Side Corridor/Parking/Building Exits
Construction activity has begun on the east side corridor (Illinois Avenue) that will connect the new Emergency Department/Urgent Care entrance to the north end of the building. As a reminder, Door 20, Door21, and Door 22 will no longer be available as exits to the exterior of the building. Stairwells will allow passage to the first floor but re-entry will be into the 1st floor. All associates should take time to review this change to ensure safe exiting in the event of an emergency for associates, patients, and visitors.

Noise
In the upcoming months there will be periods of noise that is unavoidable. Construction crews will work with the department leaders for timing of the heaviest noise and vibration activities.

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.

March 2016 Construction Update

Phase 2 – ED/ASC Construction Underway

East Side Corridor

Effective March 7, 2016, construction will begin on the East side corridor (Illinois Avenue) connecting the new Emergency Department/Urgent Care entrance to the north end of the building.  The construction will impact pedestrian and vehicle travel.  There will be no sidewalk access on the West side of Illinois Avenue and curbside parking between Sims Avenue and Prais Street will be eliminated through October of 2016.  The street will continue with two lanes available for traffic, though drivers might experience some delays during construction.

Patient Registration

Patients and associates have noticed construction activity in the center of the building across from the Café and HUB waiting area.  This area is being readied for our patient registration area.  The waiting area will be relocated and will offer private registration offices along with financial counselors. 

GI and Surgery Construction Impact

Phase 2 construction will require adjustments in GI patient care locations.  Additionally, surgery offices, an internal corridor and the surgery service elevator between 1st and 2nd floor will be impacted.  Please watch for more information.

As always, use safety precautions when near the construction site. If you identify any safety concerns please call 715.343.3247. Please bookmark this construction website for ongoing updates.
 

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.

Future Legacy

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.

 

 
 
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