Guthrie to temporarily close hospital entrance

(Photo provided by the Guthrie Cortland Medical Center).

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center announced that the main entrance to the hospital will soon be closed for a month or more.

According to a release, beginning Monday (May 6), the main entrance to the hospital will be closed to vehicle and foot traffic for about 4-6 weeks. The closure is due to Guthrie entering the final phase of the parking lot reconstruction project, which consists of constructing a circle at the main entrance.  

The release noted that during this time, all patients and visitors are being asked to enter the hospital through the emergency department entrance.

Mentioned in the release, “Despite the temporary circle closure at the main entrance, guests will still be able to park in either the Alvena or West Main parking lots and move between the two.

“Clear signage will be placed throughout the Alvena lot to guide patients and visitors to the emergency department entrance. Individuals dropping patients off should pull up to the emergency department entrance.”

Guthrie’s information and registration staff will be relocated to assist guests of the hospital without the need to walk back to the traditional lobby area. Individuals visiting a resident at Guthrie’s skilling nursing and rehabilitation center will still have access to the entrance across from the Alvena Avenue lot.

Noted in the release, “We apologize for any inconvenience and are eager to complete a process years in the making that will further enhance the patient experience at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.”