Facilities Operations Update

New entrance to open at Barnes-Jewish Hospital on August 14

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Weather pushed plans for unveiling the new main entrance to Barnes-Jewish Hospital into August.

The expanded patient drop-off lanes, valet parking and entry vestibule in front of BJH are now scheduled to open August 14th. The current street-level entry will permanently close at that time.

Located east of the current street-level entrance, the new area features a bright entry vestibule, three wide drive lanes and a large canopy to offer patients and visitors protection from rain and snow.Contractors will continue working on a new seating area along the East Pavilion and a median and planter that separates the drop off lanes from Barnes-Jewish Plaza. Both will be completed later this summer.

What to expect outside – see map
• The entrance to the drop off lanes is at the eastern end of East Pavilion.
• New temporary signage will direct drivers to the entrance.
• Vehicles will exit near the Plaza Garage entrance.
• The crosswalk from the garage will remain in its current location.
• Once across the streety, pedestrians will be separated from exiting traffic with barriers.
What to expect inside – street level lobby. The new entry vestibule enters near the escalators.
Valet parking service will be relocated in the vestibule.The street-level information will remain in its current location.The current main entrance will be closed.Escalators and elevators to main level will remain open.
The entrance to Cardiac Rehab will remain open.

Duration and scope of Plaza Entry project. The 3+ year project will include a complete transformation along Barnes Jewish Plaza, including the new and expanded drop off, a new lobby in the garage and pedestrian bridge, and renovated and expanded street and main level lobbies.

The project is being phased to minimize disruption to patients, families, team members and physicians. We will communicate each stage of construction and the impact prior to work starting.

If you have any questions, please contact Justin Breig, BJC project manager.