08.28.2009

Monroe Clinic Begins Preliminary Construction

(Monroe, WI) – As Monroe Clinic prepares to break ground on the northwest addition, pre-construction site work will create some changes to visitor parking on the Monroe campus. While the actual ground breaking will not take place until later this year, visitors will notice site work has already begun on the east side of the clinic building.

At this point no parking has been affected. However, beginning the week of September 21st, the clinic building’s north-side, lower-level entrance—where many patients enter the pediatrics and family practice departments—will be closed for several months. During this time, Monroe Clinic asks visitors to enter the clinic building through the main entrance.

Special signage has been created to make it easier for patients and visitors to find their way throughout the various phases of the more than two-year long year construction project.

According to Liz Carroll, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, “These signs are important for the convenience of our patients and visitors because as the project moves through various phases, parking and entrance access will also change.  So a visitor coming onto campus one month may need to park and enter in a different location the next.”

The construction signs are clearly marked at the top with the words, “Northwest Addition” and will help alert visitors to closed entrances, and where to access parking for the clinic and hospital and Monroe Clinic’s free valet parking service.

Shuttle Service and Valet for Patients and Visitors

For the convenience of patients and visitors, Monroe Clinic offers free valet service at the main clinic and hospital entrances as well as free shuttle service throughout the parking lots. The shuttle operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Valet service is available Monday through Friday at the hospital’s main entrance from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at the clinic’s main entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by checking in with the receptionist. Visitors who need assistance accessing their vehicles after hours can make arrangements through the receptionist or by calling 608-324-2000.

“As we prepare for groundbreaking of the new addition, we’ll do all we can to limit disruptions and ensure our patients, their family members and guests have a pleasant visit,” said Steve Borowski, Director of Facility Services at Monroe Clinic.

To learn more about Monroe Clinic’s northwest addition project, go to monroeclinic.org and click on the expansion button on the bottom of the page.