The city of Oskaloosa will be re-paving E Street and 12th Street near Mahaska Health Partnership, which is the access route to Entrance #4 on the medical campus.
According to MHP Business and Development Director Ross Schultz, the tentative project timeline is July 27 through October 31. This could change due to weather or other issues that could affect the project.
“There are two phases planned for the street construction project, so there will always be a driveway open to the Entrance #4 parking lot,” Schultz explained. “The city has worked with us to assure there will be access to medical services on the north end of our campus. Detour signs are up to direct people to use F Avenue.”
Schultz said the road construction will affect patients and visitors using Entrance #4 for services, including the Medical Group, Surgical Services, Inpatient Services, the Birthing Center and the Hospice Serenity House.
“We’ve had a lot of construction and growth on our campus the last few years, starting with the Hospice Serenity House which opened five years ago and the addition of our patient care wing in late 2013,” Schultz explained. “With sidewalks on both sides of the street as well as a higher quality road, we look forward to a safer neighborhood to walk in as well as better access to MHP.”