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Christ Hospital to demolish visitor parking garage

The Christ Hospital continues to move forward with its $265 million expansion project with a parking garage demolition.

The current visitor garage is now closed and is set to be demolished Monday with the removal of two bridges connecting the current garage with the interim patient and visitor parking structure.

Traffic for hospital parking will use Huntington Place, located two blocks south (toward Downtown Cincinnati) of the hospital's main entrance on Auburn Avenue. Huntington Place is located directly across from the William Howard Taft National Historic Site. All traffic to The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building will use Mason Street, located one block south of the hospital's main entrance.

During this phase of demolition, Heart Center Drive (located behind the hospital off Mason Street) will be closed to all traffic. Public access to the hospital's Heart Center entrance will be maintained through the interim patient and visitor garage. Heart Center Drive is currently scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 16.

The main hospital driveway on Auburn Avenue is also closed, a pedestrian entrance to the hospital from Auburn Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction.

Valet service will be offered to patients and visitors free of charge during construction. Valet service at the hospital will be located at the Heart Center entrance with daily hours of 5 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Valet service at the Medical Office Building will be located at the Mason Street entrance from 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Christ Hospital Orthopaedic and Spine Center is scheduled to open in Summer 2015. It will be the only facility in the Greater Cincinnati region – and one of few nationally – to offer comprehensive orthopaedic, joint and spine care, education, and clinical outcomes-based research in one location. The Center will also bring new clinical programs to the community, including the area's first and only Fragility Fracture and Osteoporosis Management Center.

For more information on the expansion and The Christ Hospital, click here.

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