Patients and visitors heading for TMC Women’s Services are using new access points during construction around Tucson Medical Center’s Southeast Entrance, at the Grant/Craycroft corner of the hospital campus.
A temporary entrance is now open for Labor & Delivery while the current Southeast Entrance is being turned into additional patient service areas. The temporary entrance is along the south end of the unit, facing Grant Road – and is marked with special signage and awning structures. A patient drop-off lane, reception desk and small lobby are in place for those going to L&D or the NICU.
Other areas also used the old Southeast Entrance, so during the construction visitors heading for Pediatrics, Peds ICU, Mom/Baby Postpartum unit, and Childbirth Tours are directed to the TMC for Children entrance.
Inside the Southeast Entrance, corridor improvements will affect some offices. The Desert Cradle boutique for newborn and breastfeeding supplies has temporarily relocated to the patio behind the main Gift Shop, and the Business Office has moved its public access to Admitting near the Northeast Entrance.
The project is transforming the Joel M. Childers, MD, Women’s Center within TMC into a more welcoming and comfortable environment, connecting with new and upgraded facilities for women’s health care. Among the new features in our future are four additional labor/delivery/recovery suites and a new private testing and triage area for expectant mothers – all near the new entrance facing Craycroft Road being built for the Women’s Center.
Earlier this year, TMC for Women opened its renovated Childers Women’s Surgery Center. The work has been supported through the TMC Foundation’s ongoing capital campaign Making HerStory to help centralize and consolidate services.