The Clark Memorial Hospital Emergency Department is currently under construction!
We are working to rebuild our Emergency Room into a first-class facility that is better suited to meet the growing needs of our community and will help our incredible emergency medicine team provide an even higher level of care to those we serve.
Renovations will include a complete overhaul of the current layout of the ER that will allow for a “fast track” concept, which will increase patient flow and reduce wait times. Triage and treatment areas will be redesigned to increase privacy for all patients. Once completed, the new ER will have a centrally located clinical workstation, making it faster and easier for clinicians to move through the space and provide a clear view of all patient areas at all times. The project will also include a new patient monitoring system, a new nurse call system, and a new HVAC unit. The waiting area and ambulance bay will both be relocated to make it easier to transport patients in and out of the ER and improve access for patients and staff. Finally, the entire space will receive cosmetic upgrades.
The construction is expected to take 18-24 months. The renovations will be completed in phases and will not cause any interruption in emergency care for the community. To see updates around the progress we're making, parking changes, entrance closures and more, please check back to this page or follow us on Facebook.
Entrance Closure and Parking Changes – October 2, 2017
Two of the three hospital entrances on Spring Street have been closed due to the construction. These entrances will remain closed for the duration of the project. Patients and visitors should use the entrance at the intersection of Spring Street and Sparks Avenue.
To offset the loss of parking areas due to construction patients and visitors will be able to park in the lot across the street adjacent to the Ambulance Bay. Patients who need immediate assistance should use the area closest to the ambulance bay that has been reserved for patient drop off.
Signage will be placed on the hospital campus to guide you through detours. Staff members will be ready to provide directions and transport patients (particularly mothers in active labor). For those with non-emergency visits, you may need to allow extra time to get to appointments. Please plan your visit to Clark Memorial Hospital accordingly.