North End Waterfront Health is preparing to install a new elevator next week in an effort to provide patients with quicker, smoother transportation between floors. The interior of the elevator cab will also be revamped, creating a sleek new look.

Construction is expected to last four weeks due to the specialized work required. NEW Health’s leadership and Safety Committee have created a plan to ensure that patient care will continue to be seamless throughout the process.

“It will be a minor inconvenience to have the elevator out of service for about four weeks, but we have a plan in place to make sure patients with limited mobility will still be able to see their physicians,” says Jim Luisi, CEO of NEW Health. “When necessary, doctors who typically see patients on the second and third floors will hold appointments on the first floor.”

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Additionally, NEW Health will have ambassadors to help people on the stairs and direct them to their appointments. Parents will be asked to leave strollers on the first floor.

For more information on the elevator construction, visit northendwaterfronthealth.org.

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