July 08, 2010
The New Portsmouth Regional Hospital Main Entrance and Lobby to Open Monday, July 12, 2010
Portsmouth, NH, July 8, 2010 - Portsmouth Regional Hospital has reached a significant milestone with the scheduled opening this Monday of the beautiful new hospital main entrance and lobby. The lobby, with its double atrium, will consolidate entry in to the medical facility. The theme of the lobby is the rich maritime history of the Seacoast area.
All patients seeking medical care will enter through one main clearly marked entry way at the front of the facility. The lobby reception area will be staffed 7 days per week from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The free valet service will be available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., and patients are encouraged to use it.
All patients will enter through the main lobby and be directed to the check-in area for registration and testing. The only exceptions are emergency patients that should still enter through the emergency entrance and maternity patients that should report directly to maternity.
The new main entrance and lobby are part of a close to 70-million dollar expansion to Portsmouth Regional Hospital. The scope of the project includes approximately 67,600 square feet of new construction and more than 88,000 square feet of renovations to the existing facility.
Other major accomplishments of the expansion include:
- Privatization and upgrades to existing patient rooms
- A beautifully upgraded Maternity Unit
- Upgrades to all patient care areas; floor coverings, furniture, casework, wall coverings, etc.
- Surgery/Endoscopy expansion
- Cardiovascular Services expansion
- Support Services Expansion
Portsmouth Regional Hospital with its parent company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has contracted with JSA, Inc., a national architectural firm with offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for this project. Other local and regional companies hired include: Granite State Plumbing and Heating, Interstate Electric, Hiltz Construction and more. Salmon Falls nursery has been responsible for many of the external rock walls and plantings.
The entire project, which is ahead of schedule, is expected to be completed in late November 2010. For further information go to www.portsmouthhospital.com
Nancy E. Notis
Portsmouth Regional Hospital