PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT -- Parking, Emergency entrances changing


-Finding the Emergency Entrance at Lafayette General
-Construction will alter parking & traffic flow starting June 1
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has enough parking for its patients, guests and visitors, but that parking will not be in the spot most have grown accustomed to.Construction of a six-level, 343-space parking garage begins on June 1 and parking between LGMC and the Heymann Performing Arts Center will not be available.

Visitors to the hospital are encouraged to use free valet parking (hours effective June 3: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. M-F; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sa-Su) at the Main Entrance of LGMC (1214 Coolidge) or self-park in LGMC's parking garage across the street (1211 Coolidge).LGMC is accessible via a convenient third-floor skywalk in the adjacent Burdin Riehl Center (5 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F).Guests and visitors can also use the pedestrian crosswalk at the corner of Coolidge Street and Hospital Drive or call LGMC security (337-289-7777) to be escorted into the building.

All medical services at LGMC are 100 percent available during construction.

For patients needing drive-up access to the emergency room, the emergency route should be followed.From Coolidge Street and Girard Park Drive, drivers can turn down Hospital Drive and then proceed into the emergency corridor.Red "EMERGENCY" signage will help guide traffic to the proper entry between the backside of the hospital and LGMC's Professional Office Building (155 Hospital Drive).All vehicles needing emergency services will be met by 24/7 valet service to park your automobile.The Emergency entrance is limited to emergency traffic only.All visitors and all visitor drop-offs must use valet parking at the Main Entrance or self-park.

Guests of the Heymann Center will be allowed to use LGMC’s parking areas, as needed, on nights and weekends.

These arrangements will be in place until the new parking garage is complete, which is expected by summer 2014.

For more information, contact the Lafayette General Community Relations office at (337) 289-8600.

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