The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s focus on providing a welcoming, private, state-of-the-art environment for our patients did not stop with the opening of the spectacular new Bloomberg Children’s Center and Sheikh Zayed Tower in May 2012. Construction is now underway to transform units in the historic parts of the hospital with enhanced amenities and the most advanced technology.
When the first phase is complete in 2014, there will be new, all-private, spacious patient rooms in the Nelson/Harvey buildings. The second phase, on the Meyer building, will include an expanded rehabilitation facility as well as new private patient rooms when it is finished in 2016.
To make the renovations possible, the Wolfe St. circle entrance to the hospital will be closed until 2014. Patients and those transporting them should use the hospital’s new main entrance, at 1800 Orleans St. The Orleans St. Garage is conveniently located across the street with two enclosed walkways above Orleans St. leading directly to the hospital building. Valet service also is located on the ground floor of the Orleans St. entrance.
For our rehabilitation patients and others who may need closer access to the Meyer building during the renovations, we have created a temporary entrance to Meyer at the corner of Wolfe St., close to Monument St.
Frequently Asked Questions
Closing of Wolfe Street circle - Impact to patients
Will there be an alternative entrance created for the historic buildings when the Wolfe Street entrance closes?
While it is encouraged that patients use the hospital’s main entrance on Orleans Street, there will be a patient entrance at the Meyer building. The entrance to Meyer at the corner of Wolfe Street has been modified and will be staffed with a patient and visitor services representative.
Can patients be dropped off and picked up at the Meyer entrance?
Yes, the two far-right lanes of traffic on Wolfe Street will be converted into a patient drop-off area. Patients may also be picked up there, but cars are not allowed to idle. Security officers will monitor the drop-off lanes for traffic flow.
Will the valet at Wolfe Street circle be relocated?
Yes, valet service will be relocated to the Orleans Street entrance. Patients using valet can use the connector near the gift shop to access the historic buildings. Alternatively, patients can use valet and take the patient shuttle from the Orleans Street entrance to the Meyer entrance.
What if a patient is unable to walk from the Orleans Street entrance to the Meyer building or take the shuttle?
Lobby ambassadors will be available at the Orleans Street entrance to facilitate transport for patients to their destination.
Will patients be able to get a cab from the Meyer entrance?
Yes, the patient services representative at the Meyer entrance can call cabs for patients. Cabs will be staged on Broadway Street near the Hackerman-Patz Pavilion.
Is there a shuttle from The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Zayed Tower entrance to the Meyer entrance (if a patient parks in Orleans garage)?
Yes, there will be a stop added to the Rubenstein Shuttle (now called the patient shuttle) that will service the Zayed Tower entrance to the Meyer entrance running every 20 minutes. View a complete schedule.
Where will the city bus drop off be located?
The city bus drop off on Wolfe Street will be relocated to the side of the street closer to Monument Street.
Will pedestrians be able to walk down Wolfe Street?
Yes, the sidewalk on Wolf Street between the Meyer and Phipps buildings will remain open.
Will the bike racks at the Wolfe Street circle be relocated?
Yes, bike racks will be relocated outside of the Phipps/MRI building.