Aug. 13, 2020
Emergency Department, kitchen get a makeover
Two important remodeling projects at Asante Rogue Regional will begin this month: expansion of the Emergency Department and remodeling of the kitchen, allowing both to handle more patients once the new pavilion opens in 2023.
Emergency Department, Phase 0
- Triage will move to four temporary stalls where the children’s play area is now in this first phase, which starts Aug. 19. ED registration also will be relocated to that area.
- Subsequent phases will expand the ED to where Admitting is now, with a completion date of spring 2021. For about two months this fall, you’ll see scaffolding at that curved glass wall by Admitting that will extend down into the cafeteria.
- While Admitting will move to Entrance B on Sept. 21, the existing blood draw area will remain in service until its new space is completed Nov. 30.
- The Security office will move upstairs to where the Behavioral Health Unit used to be, but a guard will be stationed inside the ED.
- A new door will be cut into the north wall of the hospital at the ED to allow access for construction crews.
Remodeling will begin on Aug. 31 and is expected to last through October. Upgrades include new equipment, two additional cash registers and a redesigned inpatient food line so that the kitchen will be able to service both the existing bed tower and the new pavilion.
Also happening on campus
A new power line to service the pavilion is being installed underground from the pond along Medical Center Drive down to Siskiyou Boulevard, along Siskiyou and across Murphy Road, where it will connect into existing power.
The south portion of Corporate parking will close Sept. 1. There are corporate visitor spots designated in the new garage.
New physician parking spaces will open up near the East Barnett Road entrance Sept. 21.
Imaging-Murphy has lost its parking lot to construction but gained valet service. Patients may also park on the east side of the new parking garage's first floor at Siskiyou Boulevard and Murphy Road.
July 30, 2020
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Update, 8/3/20: Demolition work will continue Aug. 15.
Having a baby Aug. 1 at Asante Rogue Regional’s Family Birth Center may rock mama’s world a bit more than usual as construction crews demolish a retaining wall with jackhammers nearby.
The work, scheduled for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., will remove a retaining wall at Imaging in preparation for the new patient pavilion.
The loading dock truck ramp and “courtyard” (where trash is collected and linens and other supplies are delivered) will be closed that day, a Saturday when no such activities are scheduled.
The earth-shaking work, which is also outside two operating rooms, will be suspended if emergency surgeries arise.
July 17, 2020
Expect parking changes at ARRMC as construction begins
Parking on Asante Rogue Regional’s campus will be impacted by several construction projects starting this month.
Parking spaces for lab couriers, MRI patients and doctors just south of the helipad will be closed through July 29 while crews prepare for the new — but temporary — home of inpatient pharmacy compounding. Work started Monday.
The 48-foot trailer will allow crews to remodel part of the pharmacy to bring compounding up to new federal codes, among other improvements.
A 72-foot crane will move the compounding trailer into the five courier spots on the west side of the lot on July 28. Physician parking under the helipad will be closed that day, but the emergency ramp and helipad will remain open.
One lane of Medical Center Drive will be closed just south of the Emergency Department entrance with flaggers in place for the day. Patient parking for MRI will resume on July 30.
The parking lot in front of Asante Imaging–Murphy will be closed starting July 27, but valet service will begin at its front door.
The east half of the lot will be saved for valet service, which patients can access by taking an immediate left after turning in from Murphy Road. The other half will be fenced off as crews start preparations for a new materials management ramp, made necessary by the location of the new patient pavilion.
The patient parking just north of that lot was closed on Monday for construction staging. The exit from the P1 parking garage that runs along the west side of that lot will remain open.
- Spaces near MRI that are blocked this week have been replaced with seven spaces just south of that, near the C Entrance. Parking under the helipad will be unavailable July 28 only during installation of the pharmacy trailer.
- The small physicians’ lot behind Imaging was closed on Monday to allow installation of a temporary 500-gallon diesel tank for the emergency boiler. Construction is expected to continue in this area on and off through February 2021.