Yuma Regional Medical Center Closes Main Entrance Drop-Off for Two, 12-Hour Intervals
Traffic to Emergency Room and all visitor parking directed to lower level of new parking garage
Yuma, AZ – August 18, 2014 – On Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22 from 6 pm to 6 am, weather permitting, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will close the drop-off point at the main entrance of the hospital to vehicular traffic for construction. At this time, patients and families will access the hospital via the 24th Street entrance, but are asked to park in the new patient/visitor garage entering at the lower level entrance. Cars will be directed by security guards and golf carts will be available to assist patients if needed.
"This closure is necessary to complete the final grading and paving of the hospital entrance prior to our busy winter season," said Nicolle Griffin, Senior Facilities Project Manager for YRMC. "Our team has met with McCarthy Construction multiple times to ensure the shutdown is as seamless as possible. By posting security guards to answer questions and assist with patient needs, we are confident that the flow of traffic and ease of patient/family access to YRMC's main entrance will remain easily accessible."
YRMC would also like to stress that all emergency cases should avoid the Avenue A entrance of the hospital and should also use the 24th Street entrance. The hospital will have wheelchairs placed on each level of the lot to ensure patients in emergency situations access the Emergency Room quickly and efficiently. YRMC will also have the hospital's Safety Officer and Security Director on site during shutdowns to continuously evaluate needs and issues prior to and during the shutdowns.
Yuma Regional Medical Center is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. The YRMC team includes over 2,000 employees, 300 doctors and hundreds of volunteers who work closely together to create a welcoming, caring, and compassionate environment for patients and their families. For more information visit www.yumaregional.org.