HDH internal clinics set to move into new Jeanne Mance 4 space
August 15, 2012
The first of our new clinic spaces will open to internal clinics in late August, when HDH medicine/surgical clinics relocate from Johnson 4 to Jeanne Mance 4, an internal move that clears the way for construction to begin on the new cystoscopy suite on J4.
The J4 clinic equipment, computers and furniture will be physically moved to JM4 on the weekend of Aug. 25-26; the Registration Desk will also be shut down. The J4 area will then be hoarded off in preparation for construction work. As of Aug. 27, patients arriving for medicine/surgical clinics will be directed to register and wait for their appointment in the new JM4 clinic.
With the temporary closure of the J4 hallway, Endoscopy/GI Function Testing Unit patients will be directed by signage, flyers and Information Desk Volunteers to travel to the Endoscopy area via the Centenary elevator. Patients and families are being directed along this clearly marked route:
Printable directions to Endoscopy/GI Function Testing Unit
- Follow the main corridor past the elevators and “Brock One Clinic” sign to the very end of the hallway.
- Turn left and follow the 199 signs to the Centenary elevator.
- Take that elevator to Level 4. The registration area will be across from the elevator in Room 476B.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES
Jeanne Mance 4 & 5
The new JM4 clinic is virtually complete, with contractors and building inspectors winding up final testing, inspections and commissioning of the space. Facilities Management is swinging into action to perform a final deep clean, polish floors and install equipment. The JM5 clinic is in the final weeks of construction; testing, inspecting and commissioning of that space will occur shortly.
TAKE A TOUR! The next tour of the new clinic space on Jeanne Mance 5 is 1-2:30 pm, Thursday, Aug. 30.
Gift Shop & Brockview café coffee kiosk & lobby staircase
In mid-July, staff and guests gathered for a blessing and ribbon cutting celebration to mark the completion of our new Brockview Boutique and lobby staircase to Level 2. Also scheduled to open in September is the new Café Express, a coffee kiosk that will give people the option of grabbing beverages and snacks on the run.
Johnson elevator tower
The installation of stonework/glazing on the exterior of the tower is expected to wrap up at the end of September. Through October and November the interior hoarding will come down floor by floor to reveal the new elevators. Construction should be completed by late November 2012.
Brock 4—Pulmonary Function Testing Lab
Construction continues, along with the installation of mechanical and electrical systems. This new lab space is designed to accommodate services in support of the diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory conditions, e.g. asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The construction completion date for the lab is December 2012.
Johnson 4—Cystoscopy Suite
As of Aug. 27—when all J4 medicine/surgical clinics move into JM4—this area will be in construction mode. The hallway will be hoarded off (an alternate route to Endoscopy/GI Function Testing Lab is noted above) so crews can start to construct new purpose-built space and procedure rooms for diagnostic cystoscopies (examination of the bladder, urethra, prostate); urodynamics (testing to help in the diagnosis of incontinence or problems with urinary frequency); and biofeedback testing and treatment (used primarily to re-train the pelvic floor muscles for patients with incontinence). The construction completion date for this project is December 2012.