CCMH Emergency Dept. entrance to be relocated


May 3rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic said today (Tuesday), that the Emergency Department Entrance at CCMH will be relocated effective May 4th, at 7-am. All traffic – private vehicles and ambulances – taking patients to the Emergency Department will need to use the south entrance off 10th Street, which used to be marked as Ambulance Only. Signs will be posted to direct traffic to the new Emergency Department entrance.

The ED Entrance is moving to a temporary location on the south end of the building where it will remain for about 18 months until the hospital addition, which includes a new Emergency Department, is completed. There will be signs inside the building to direct patients from the new entrance to the ED Admissions area. The actual Emergency Department and Admissions have not moved, but patients will be approaching from a different direction than before. The current ED entrance on the east side of the building will be unavailable due to the construction of the addition.

There will be very limited parking at the temporary entrance, so only vehicles bringing a patient for emergency care will be able to park at this entrance. Other people coming to the ED, either to check on an emergency patient or register for same day surgery, should continue to drive around the north end of the building to the East Entrance.