Parking lot and entrance reconstruction at the southeast side of Delnor Hospital in Geneva should be wrapped up in no more than a month, according to a Cadence Health spokesman.
Workers were replacing windows over the south entrance, which is the main entrance to the hospital, Wednesday and Thursday. The new entry will resemble that on the recently enlarged and renovated cancer-care center across Delnor Drive, spokesman Christopher King said.
The parking lot is being rebuilt to add spaces, he said. The hospital decided to also improve the subsurface drainage of the lot, which was built when the hospital was built in the early 1990s, he said.
Cadence is in the second year of a five-year renovation plan. Eventually, the north entrance will be the designated main entrance to the hospital. King said most of the hospital's clinical services areas are closer to the north entrance. That includes the New Life Maternity Center and the emergency department.
Some Geneva city officials also believe routing users to the north entrance will encourage people to enter and exit the hospital campus on Williamsburg Avenue and drive to a signal at Randall Road, rather than trying to make left turns at the intersection of Delnor Drive and Keslinger Road, which does not have a stoplight.
As part of the renovation, the hospital plans to expand the north entrance and the emergency department entrance, and to construct a 24,000-square-foot building on the north side of the campus.