New main entrance open at Schuyler Hospital

Schuyler Hospital is excited to announce that their new Main Entrance has opened to the public today, January 6, 2014.Hospital patients and visitors should be aware of several changes. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., anyone coming to the Hospital for outpatient services (Lab, Radiology, Cardio-Pulmonary, Pain, and Surgery) should enter through the new Main Entrance to register, and then be escorted to those services by staff. Non-emergency registration is now centralized inside the new Main Entrance, and staff will assist patients and visitors in finding their way through the renovated facility.Patients coming to the Emergency Department for Emergency Services should still enter at the Emergency Entrance on the west side of the hospital.On evenings and weekends, registration for outpatient services will still be conducted at the Emergency Department Admissions Desk.Orthopedics and Sports Medicine patients, as well as those seeing surgeons in-office, should enter through the Main Entrance and turn right, then left at the end of the new Public Corridor. Hospital visitors should also enter through the Main Entrance, and turn right, then right again at the end of the new Public Corridor to the Medical/Surgical unit.The new Public Corridor now includes Lab Check-In, Information Desk, centralized Registration for outpatient services, a private consult room for surgeons to speak to family members of patients, a Meditation Room, expanded patient and family waiting areas, and a brand new Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. Human Resources and other administrative offices are also being relocated to this new corridor.A separate Service Corridor allows patients to transition seamlessly, and out of the public eye, from the Emergency Department to the Clinical Laboratory to Radiology to surgical suites that will be fully renovated by early this spring.The $6.45 million project is possible thanks to a NYS Department of Health HEAL grant award. Funds will enable the hospital to deliver more efficient, higher quality care through restructuring and realigning operations, specifically in the outpatient areas of clinical laboratory, radiology, and surgical services, including the operating rooms. A new front face of the hospital and public hallway is also part of the project.For more information, keep an eye on www.schuylerhospital.org for project updates.

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