14. June 2013
Rain has caused floods, road closures and delays throughout the Capital Region this week. Despite the inclement weather, construction on the new emergency department hasn’t been impacted.
Throughout periods of heavy rain or high winds, the construction crew simply shifts its tasks to those that aren’t weather permitting.
Comfort Out of the Rain
To ensure the safety and comfort of our patients and visitors, those who arrive by car to the emergency department are dropped off in a covered arrival area to avoid rainfall. The ambulance drop off area (now located in front of the hospital off of Nott Street) has heated pavement to improve comfort and safety for our patients and local ambulance crews.
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7. June 2013
The first beams of steel were erected this week for the new emergency department at Ellis Hospital. The first section of steel shown in the photo below is located above the existing emergency department, nesting up against the existing exterior wall.
Check back next week for more photos of the steel infrastructure!
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30. May 2013
Neighbors of Ellis Hospital have seen the view from Rosa Road change tremendously this winter and spring as the new emergency department at Ellis Hospital is built.
In January and February a massive excavator tore down the D-Wing and B-Annex, two of the oldest parts of the hospital. The next two months followed with the installation of the foundation.
Starting in early June, the new emergency department will start to take shape as the steel is erected to form the new building. The steel is expected to take about five weeks to be complete.
The first quarter of the construction project has been a great success thanks to Ellis’ team of engineers and staff, Turner Construction and the subcontractors who each had a hand in building a new era of emergency care in Schenectady County.
Local EMS crews and Ellis’ emergency department staff are also to thank for the success of the project thus far. Their hard work and commitment to providing excellent emergency care during construction has been crucial to the project’s success.
View some of the latest photos below:
Photo of the steel that will be erected:
14. February 2013
Construction on the new emergency department at Ellis Hospital reached a significant milestone this week. The D-Wing and B-Annex have been completely demolished in preparation for the new building that will be constructed. The two buildings were taken down piece by piece with a large excavator.
The demolition left piles of rubble which were sorted and much of it recycled. The steel, wood, bricks and other materials are sorted into different piles with nearly 90% of it being recycled. The recycled materials are used to build roads and other structures within the community.
The next step of construction is to install the caissons to prepare for the foundation of the new emergency department.
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15. January 2013
Move over Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ellis' ER project has an excavator at work that would make Ty Pennington green with envy. The excavator is taking down the D-Wing at Ellis Hospital piece by piece. The building should be completely demolished in the next week.
After the D-Wing comes down, construction crews will clean up the rubble and then move to the building known as B-Annex, one of the oldest parts of the hospital.
Some photos of the latest construction:
20. December 2012
Construction continues on the new Emergency Room at Ellis Hospital. Over the past two weeks, crews have begun to separate the D-Wing of the building from the rest of the hospital. The excavator, which will “claw” away at the D-Wing to demolish it, was also delivered. Due to its size, the excavator had to be delivered in four separate parts and assembled on-site.
Major demolition will begin next week after the Christmas holiday. The excavator will begin to take down the D-Wing piece by piece. The D-Wing, opened in 1926, is one of the oldest sections of the hospital.
Below are some photos of the recent construction and demolition:
The new Emergency entrance on Nott Street. All ambulances now use the Nott Street entrance to access the Emergency Room.
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4. December 2012
After years of planning and months of preparation, construction has begun on the Emergency Room at Ellis Hospital. Over the next two years, we will expand and modernize the ER to better meet the needs of the community. Throughout the entire construction project, we will provide important updates, share photos of progress and answer any questions you may have related to the project.
- On December 10, the Emergency room entrance on Rosa Road will close and be relocated to the main hospital entrance on Nott Street.
- The hospital’s front door will be used for ambulances only.
- The ER parking lot on Rosa Road will close for construction.
- ER patients not arriving by ambulance will access the ER through the main level parking garage entrance to the hospital.
- Patients and visitors will continue to use the hospital’s Nott Street entrance to the parking garage.
- All vehicles will exit the parking garage onto Ulster Street as the Nott Street exit is reserved for ambulances only.
- All deliveries must be made at the hospital's Receiving area off Ulster Street.
- Construction machinery and trailers will begin to move on site in the former ER parking lot.
- Work will typically begin around 7 AM and end at 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Some work may occur in off hours.
We’re excited to get started and begin sharing our progress as we build an even better ER at Ellis Hospital. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or leave a comment below.
ER Entrance Relocation Map
5. October 2012
More than 100 people attended the official groundbreaking for the modernization and expansion of the Golub Center for Emergency Care. New York State Department of Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, Neil & Jane Golub and community leaders were on hand for the ceremony.
Read more about the Emergency Department Modernization and Expansion project.
For more photos of the groundbreaking ceremony, visit our Facebook album.
14. August 2012
As part of the Emergency Department expansion and modernization project at Ellis Hospital, we are making plans to improve access to our front entrance to accommodate additional traffic. That’s why the CDTA bus stop across from the hospital has been moved several yards up Nott Street to a new location across from Stewart’s. More...