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Construction begins at ETMC Henderson

Henderson, Texas – Beginning Monday, June 7, the emergency room entrance at ETMC Henderson will be closed and all ER traffic will be directed to the hospital’s main entrance on Wilson Street.

The changes are in preparation for the first phase of a much larger construction project to renew ETMC Henderson, full details of which will be announced later this month.
“We are excited about the changes coming to ETMC Henderson,” said Mark Leitner, ETMC Henderson’s administrator. “They will allow us to provide the

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residents of Henderson and Rusk County with high quality care for years to come. Our goal is to make these changes with as little inconvenience as possible for our patients. The changes in traffic flow and parking surrounding the hospital, while we undergo construction, are designed to do just that.”

Entrance directions
Vehicles will be directed to enter at the east end of the main entrance drive and exit at the west end, a reversal of the current traffic flow. Automatic doors have been installed at the main entrance to ease access to the facility. As well, an attendant will be stationed at the main entrance during regular business hours Monday through Friday to assure the continuous flow of traffic through the area. Hospital visitors will be able to use the covered area at the main entrance for drop off and pick up, but vehicles should not be left unattended.

First Physicians Clinic
ETMC First Physicians family medicine clinic, outpatient and other hospital visitors are encouraged to utilize the ground floor entrance at the northwest corner to access the facility as well.

Visitors also will notice a change in parking surrounding the hospital as construction fencing will be erected along the west side of the hospital extending around the southern side of the facility. Designated ER guest parking will be added in the parking lot at the hospital’s northeast corner and the existing helipad will be relocated to the southern side of this lot. Parking for the ETMC First Physicians orthopedic clinic and physical therapy will not be affected.

Extensive signage will be placed throughout the campus to guide patient and visitor access to the hospital.

Construction on this phase of the project will be complete by May 31, 2011.