(EFFINGHAM, IL) – As HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital continues its phased renovation of the Emergency department, there will be a temporary relocation of the Emergency entrance for five weeks, starting Monday, July 9 through August 13, 2018.
The current Emergency entrance will be temporarily closed and relocated to the glass door next to the ambulance garage exit doors (east of the ambulance garage) to allow for renovation of the entrance corridor. People needing to come to the Emergency department should follow signage directing them to enter the parking lot on the south of the ambulance garage, and watch for signage in the parking lot directing them to the temporary entrance. Barricades will block the current Emergency parking lot and the drive under the canopy during this phase.  As always, if you need immediate medical attention, call 911 rather than driving yourself to the Emergency department.
St. Anthony’s Emergency department renovation will provide more safety, security and privacy for patients in a more efficient design. Construction of the first phase of the renovation began in February 2018.  The entire three phases are expected to be complete in December 2019. 
As a reminder, patients and their family members coming to the hospital for outpatient testing or surgical procedures should enter the hospital through the Prairie Heart Institute covered entrance off of Maple Street, marked entrance “C”, which is the hospital’s new outpatient entrance. Patients should park in the designated patient parking areas in front of the Prairie Heart entrance or in the lot located on the southeast corner of Maple Street and St. Anthony’s Avenue. Valet parking services are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information about HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Emergency department renovation project, contact Dennis Baker, director of facilities management, at 217-347-1245 or email dennis.baker@hshs.org. More information about the renovation project, including a campus map and parking directions, can be found at stanthonyshospital.org/const-update.
Photo Caption: HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is temporarily relocating its Emergency entrance for five weeks, starting Monday, July 9, to allow for renovation of the entrance corridor. The new temporary entrance will be the glass door next to the ambulance garage exit doors (east of the ambulance garage).

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