Friday, July 16, 2021

Getting Ready for the Construction on our Campus

Back in June, I talked about some changes that were forthcoming in terms of parking and other closures to accommodate the beginning of construction for the three-story addition, the new parking garage and the new Sandra R. Berman Pavilion, called The Promise Project. As we inch closer to our official groundbreaking on September 2, you will be hearing a lot more about this project, and we will work hard to keep you as informed as possible about the construction process and how it will affect employee workflow, visitors and patient access. 

The Rose Lot will close as of this Monday, July 19. This is necessary because the heavy construction equipment will park in this area, and it will also be a staging area for construction. Reducing parking spots makes people concerned about their ability to find a place to park. Tulip and Lily garages have abundant space to handle those who will no longer be able to park in the Rose Lot. And actually, the Lily Garage is closer to the main entrance and has a conditioned walking path to protect employees, patients and visitors from the elements. 

Thank you for your patience as we continue the repairs to the Daffodil Garage. From July 12 through October 1, we will be working on Levels 1 and 2 of the garage, affecting 60 total parking spaces. The garage will remain open, but we are asking employees to park in the Tulip and leave the remaining spots for patients and visitors. We are also adding a valet attendant on July 19 and will add another valet station at the former Sherwood Loop in early August to help with access and flow. 

Lastly, Human Resources has relocated! As of this week, nearly all Human Resources employees are working in the South Chapman Building. If employees have any concerns, questions, or are looking for anyone in particular, your HR business partner is a great place to start, but you are always welcome to visit South Chapman to find what you need. 

New Date for Employee and Volunteer BBQ
I would not want to miss an opportunity to thank and acknowledge our amazing employees, especially after the challenging year we have had. We have traditionally held our annual Employee and Volunteer Appreciation BBQ in July, but this year we are moving it to Thursday, September 30. More details are forthcoming, and I hope every employee plans to attend. This year was tough and threw us many curveballs. Each one of you handled it with grace, humility, and always with a focus on the patient. I look forward to celebrating with you on September 30. 

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