New Hospital Signage & Security Measures

October 12, 2010, Corydon: Our community is fortunate to have a newly renovated hospital equipped to handle many of the emergencies and illness that occur every day.  As we continue to finalize some of the details of our renovation project way-finding signage and security have recently been addressed.

The main entrance of Wayne County Hospital (WCH) is located on the east side of the building.  The new entry provides a covered awning with direct access to the receptionist as you enter the lobby.  Wheelchair assistance is available and can be quickly provided. Ample parking is available and access to all other campus services including Public Health, Home Health, Indian Hills Community College and South Central Iowa Medical Clinic is simplified from this location.

The emergency entrance, located on the southeast side of the building, is open 24-hours a day.  You will find a fully staffed reception area as you enter the emergency department ready to assist you.

Designated as an employee entrance, the west entry is limited to hospital personnel card access. The connector entrance on north side between the two buildings is open during regular business hours with access after hours limited to hospital personnel.  Parking is unavailable in front of the connector as this is a fire lane and must remain unobstructed.

Highly visible overhead signage provides clear direction throughout the hospital.  Take a moment to look at the signs above and locate where you need to go e.g. Radiology, Laboratory, Admitting, Maternity, etc.  If you need assistance a member of the WCH team will gladly escort you to your destination.

Entry doors are open during specific hours of operation as follows:
Main Entrance, Monday – Friday  7:00AM – 8:00PM; Weekends and Holidays 8:00AM – 8:00PM.
After hours patients and visitors are asked to use the emergency department entrance located on the southeast corner of the building.

Cafeteria Hours, Monday – Friday 6:30AM – 6:30PM; Weekends and Holidays 6:30AM – 6:30PM.
For all other hospital and/or campus services please use the designated entrances located on the east side.

The safety of our patients and our staff is paramount.  WCH is committed to excellence and has carefully analyzed traffic flow, peak hours, taken exceptions into account, and developed a measured approach to staffing and hours of operation. Everyone who enters our facility can do so comfortably and secure in the knowledge their well-being is our primary concern.