Parking Lot and Modular Project
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012

  

Have you been to NHCH lately and noticed construction behind the hospital? We are in the process of creating much needed parking space for employees, patients and visitors.  Construction of the new parking lot began mid-December and is scheduled for completion by the end of March.  

After several years of employees parking on the grass and gravel behind the hospital, the new parking lot will be an official parking lot for employees, which will in turn free up existing parking for patients and those visiting the hospital.   The new parking lot is located directly behind the hospital loading dock and will be paved and have overhead lights.  It will provide a total of 95 parking stalls, including several handicapped stalls and even an electronic vehicle charging station.  Also part of this project: the removal of all but one speed bump around the hospital.  The remaining speed bump will help to slow traffic where employees most frequently cross the road to access the new parking lot. We greatly appreciate your patience through this project and look forward to providing our patients and visitors more accessible parking soon.

The new employee parking lot is one of several “prep” steps the hospital is taking in order to begin renovation of our Emergency Department.  Once the renovation of our Emergency Department begins, this new parking lot will provide a staging area for construction equipment.  Another “prep” step started this month includes the installation of two modular buildings, which have been temporarily located along the side entrance to the hospital.  These modulars are currently being installed behind the new employee parking lot and will house several hospital departments including human resources, health information management (medical records) and information technologies. 

By relocating these departments to modulars around the hospital, this newly cleared space inside the hospital allows NHCH to take a major step towards achieving our goal of upgrading and expanding our Emergency Department. This move enables us to maximize space inside the hospital for its maximum value: patient care services.

Please stay tuned for details regarding projects at NHCH, including our Emergency Department expansion plans.