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French Hospital's main entrance to be closed during renovation

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo
French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The main entrance to French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo will be closed for about five months while the entry and surrounding gardens are renovated. The work is part of a larger multi-year construction project to modernize and expand the hospital.

Signs at the main entry will point visitors and patients to a nearby emergency department entrance where security guards will be available from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily to help direct them to their destination.

During the construction project, medical care will continue without interruption and patients will be provided with “quiet kits” that include earplugs to block out any noise from the work, hospital officials said.

As part of the construction, the hospital is building a wing for orthopedic and oncology care and remodeling its birthing center. A Copeland Health Education Pavilion will also be built on the hospital campus. The hospital has already renovated its intensive care unit, built an advanced cardiac hybrid surgical suite and opened a new pre- and post-surgical outpatient suite.

Construction is expected to finish by the end of 2015. For information, call 739-3580.

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