Beginning Monday, June 17, HMH Emergency Department (ED) walk-in patients being dropped off will use the entrance off Dixie Highway while the ED’s Woodland Drive drop off entrance is temporarily closed during the initial phase of helipad construction. Patients, visitors and staff who park in the parking garage will still access the Emergency Department and the main hospital via the covered sidewalk connecting the garage to the entrance.
Signage has been added to the temporary drop-off.
During the four to six weeks the Woodland Drive entrance is closed, a crane will be situated in the Woodland Drive circle for use as the existing helipad is being removed. Subsequently, the roof will be replaced.
HMH’s helipad upgrades will resume late summer 2020 to continue to meet the needs of a growing region. The current helipad is used roughly four times per week. During construction, helicopters will be using a portion of the 3rd level of the parking garage.