Lutheran Hospital announced this week that they intend to finish a major renovation to their main lobby by Oct. 1.
The $340,000 project is designed to create more efficient flow for patients and visitors, as well as updating the current area.
The hospital's main entrance will close June 18, and patients and visitors will be directed to the south lobby entrance. They will have the option to use valet parking or park in the south parking garage; an enclosed walkway is available on the second level to enter Medical Office Building 2, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., which is adjacent to the hospital.
The information desk will temporarily relocate to the south lobby, and signs will be placed on campus and throughout the hospital to guide patients and visitors to the south lobby and then to their destination inside the hospital.
Temporary door numbers will be assigned to current entrances:
Door 2 – Medical Office Building 1, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., (east entrance, blue canopy); Door 3 – Lutheran Hospital south entrance (between MOB 1 and MOB 2)
Full valet services will be provided at Door 3 during construction. Valets will also be positioned at the hospital's front entrance to redirect traffic to the south entrance and to assist patients who may benefit from parking in the hospital's front lots, based on their destination and mobility level.
The Emergency Room entrance will remain open throughout the entire project.
However, the Tree House elevator and Chapel will be closed for the duration of the construction. Consult Room 4, which is accessible from the Heart Pavilion lobby, will become a prayer and meditation room for patients, visitors and staff.
Day-to-day operations have not been affected during phase one, which began May 29.
In the lobby, five brick nonsupport columns will be removed to open up the space, the information desk will be relocated closer to the registration area and an additional registration booth will be added.
Lutheran Renovation Schedule
• Phase 1: May 29—June 14
o New volunteer lounge and registration booth
• Phases 2 and 3: June 18—Aug. 16
o Main lobby renovation and new information station
• Phase 4: Aug. 17—Aug. 30
o MOB 1 hallway finished
• Phase 5: Aug. 31—Sept. 18
o Front entrance and administration hallway finished
• Phase 6: Sept. 19—Sept. 28
o New carpet and registration base added