Gerber Memorial advises hospital visitors to follow detour to upper floors as elevator upgrade begins Tuesday March 6th
FREMONT– Visitors to Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s upper floors are advised to follow some quick detours while one of the hospital’s elevators is being replaced.
Gerber Memorial is replacing the North elevator, which is located at the north end of the main hospital and opens directly across from the Surgery Family Waiting Lounge on the second floor and the ICU on the third floor.
The work is expected to last around 4 weeks. Visitors and patients going to the Surgery Family Waiting Room on the second floor can take the elevator next to the financial advisers in the main hospital lobby, just beyond the front reception desk. The elevator is also known as the West elevator, and signs outside the elevator doors will help direct visitors. Visitors and patients going to ICU on the third floor can take the elevator next to the Sullivan Street Café and the Gift Shop, also known as the South elevator. Signs outside the South elevator doors will help direct visitors to the ICU.
“The North elevator dates from the 1980s and repair parts are obsolete, so we’re making it a priority to replace an outdated elevator that sees a lot of traffic involving patients, families and staff,” said Gerber Memorial Facilities Manager Brian Poll. “Gerber Memorial wants to make sure that we stay ahead on safety issues and dedicating resources to a new elevator makes sense from a safety and customer service point of view. We’ll do our best to make this temporary inconvenience as painless as possible, and that includes letting patients and visitors know about alternative routes that can get them to where they need to be, so watch out for the detour signs and get a map at the front desk.”
Gerber Memorial will replace the old North elevator, a Baxco elevator, with a new Schindler.