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On Saturday, Dec. 22, a temporary crane will be placed on Virginia Mason Medical Center’s First Hill campus that will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The crane, which is necessary to install new air-handling units on the rooftop of Virginia Mason’s Central Pavilion, will be located outside the Hospital Surgery Center entrance at the corner of Spring Street and Terry Avenue. Seattle Police will be on site to assist in directing traffic. Except for intermittent short periods of time when lift activities are taking place, both entries into the surgery center will be accessible to patients, visitors and Virginia Mason staff. This crane should not impact access to any other buildings on campus. The work is anticipated to take about 12 hours, and will start around 5:30 a.m.

The work to install air-handling units is part of the first phase to remodel the hospital’s Sterile Processing unit. Last Saturday, a crane was placed in the hospital’s Seneca Street loading dock as part of the installation work.

We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Sprouse, Virginia Mason Communications, (206) 583-6541.

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