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Heavy Construction Begins
Posted March 30, 2018
Over the past month, the general contractor for our campus construction project has been working in the Emergency Room parking lot, preparing the site for excavation.
Temporary fencing has been installed around the construction site and the canopy on the old ER walk-in entrance was removed. The contractor also has begun bringing equipment to our campus. In addition, based on feedback from our staff and patient and family advisory councils, improvements have been made to external and internal wayfinding. These improvements aim to clearly communicate the temporary ER entrance in our main lobby and help patients find their way once they are inside the hospital. Please remember that ER walk-in patients and visitors must use the hospital’s main entrance.
The next step is excavating the soil in the ER parking lot to make room for the new building. Digging will begin the week of April 2. There will be increased activity, including heavy equipment and more construction vehicle traffic at the hospital’s Little Patuxent Parkway entrance; therefore, we encourage patients and visitors to use the Cedar Lane or Hickory Ridge Road entrances, between the hours of 7am and 3:30pm on weekdays.
Next Phase of Construction Begins
Posted: March 1, 2018
This week, the next stage of construction began for the 48,000-square-foot addition that will bring much needed space to the hospital. The contractors are starting the necessary work to excavate the land outside the former Emergency Room entrance to create the foundation of the new building. The first step is to remove the existing canopy at the front of the ER entrance.
During the week of March 19, the contractor will be setting up construction trailers on-site. We anticipate more construction vehicle traffic at the hospital’s Little Patuxent Parkway entrance.
As you may remember, the addition is being built adjacent to the existing ER and will include a new observation unit and an inpatient psychiatry unit. The entire project is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
Emergency Room Entrance Moving Nov. 15
Posted: Nov 13, 2017
As the hospital and its emergency room undergo renovation, Howard County General Hospital will temporarily move the emergency entrance to the hospital’s main entrance starting Nov. 15. ER patients and visitors should enter the campus using the Cedar Lane entrance and park in designated lots adjacent to the hospital’s main entrance. Ambulances and helicopters will still use their existing entrance. View parking map