May 23, 2024

Emergency Department Entrance Shifts, New Access Route for Patients/Visitors

May 23, 2024

In order to begin construction in a new section of the Emergency Department, the ED entrance has moved to the northeast side of the Emergency Department. This is a temporary entrance that will be used for the duration of the project. A new entrance will be opened once the project is completed.

To help direct patients to the temporary entrance, large signs on sandwich boards have been placed in the parking lots and arrows and lettering painted on sidewalks assist with guiding those seeking care.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital is reminding the community that the Emergency Department remains fully open and operational throughout the duration of the ED construction project.

Ambassadors are stationed near the ED and North entrances to help direct patients and visitors and assist when available.

The hospital’s Emergency Department is currently undergoing a $26 million upgrade that will increase its size by 40%. It is expected to be completed in the fall of 2025.

exterior of the temporary Emergency Department entrance set up in May 2024
Exterior view of the temporary Emergency Department entrance set up in May 2024.