Herald-Whig

Blessing Hospital reducing public entrances

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018 6:25 pm Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 6:27 pm

QUINCY -- Blessing Hospital is reducing the number of entrances open to the public Tuesday, July 17, to improve building security.

In cases of emergency, limiting points of unlocked building access allows Blessing security staff to operate more efficiently and effectively, according to a hospital news release.

The entrances at 11th and Spring, the Human Resources and DaVita Dialysis entrances from 10th Street, the north entrance at Moorman Pavilion, the emergency center and the walk-in clinic entrances will remain open for public access. All other entrances to the hospital building will be doors that can be accessed only if a person has an employee badge.

Hospital officials do not expect the changes to be a burden on the public, because most outpatients and visitors use the entrances that will remain available to the public. After 8:30 p.m. each day, the emergency center entrance will continue to serve as the public entrance until the next morning.