Updates to staff entrances/exits starting at 8 p.m. on April 16: Getting you where you need to be quicker

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 16, several changes are happening that will help get you where you need to go quicker.

Expanded staff entrances/exits

We’re adding several new staff only entrances/exits. We’re also expanding the hours on several of these to have 24/7 access. Thank you for your patience as we have had reduced staff entrances/exits over the past several months.

New locations

  • Boyd Tower North: 24/7
  • Level 1 to Pomerantz Family Pavilion: 24/7
  • Family Medicine: 24/7
  • Level 1 UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital: 24/7

Check out the map below for details.

Two-step staff screening process

You’ll also notice a few changes to staff screening. Starting Friday at 8 p.m., staff entrances will be locked.

  1. You’ll need to badge in to access the building.
  2. Then, you’ll swipe your badge again at the screening station to attest that you have no COVID-19 symptoms.

As a reminder, self-screening is a required process. Compliance with this process will be monitored.

Please help us be vigilant about individuals following others into the building without badging in. If you see a patient or visitor trying to use a staff entrance/exit, please direct them to the nearest available entrance/exit.

Use Fountain Lobby Entrance instead of Main Entrance April 16 to April 23

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 16, the Main Entrance will be temporarily closed until Friday, April 23, while various construction projects are completed.

For a full list of entrances and exits, visit the Facilities & Services page on The Loop.

During this time, all screening operations will move to the Fountain Lobby Entrance, which will remain open 24/7 to patients, visitors, and staff as both an entrance and exit.

Download a pdf of this map


  1. When can we get the entry/exit by Ramp 1 Elevator BW opened up? There are a lot of people that work in GH/BT that would use that door.

    • Hi Derek,

      Thank for your insight. Your feedback has been passed along to hospital administration for consideration.

      Internal Communications

    • Hi Darla,

      No. Once the Main Entrance reopens on April 23, the Fountain Lobby Entrance will close again.

      Internal Communications

  2. When is the entrance at Level 1 by the Cancer Center Pomerantz Pavilion opening? There are many of us that miss that entrance being open.

    • Hi Teresa,

      Thank you for your feedback. It has been passed along to hospital administration for consideration.

      Internal Communications

  3. The entrance at Level 1 near Elevator M Pomerantz is accessible to staff. However, my understanding is that only employees that work in clinics in Pomerantz near Elevator M have access to these areas. ASC employees do not have access to any of those doors. Are ASC employees able to get security access to any of these areas? Thanks.

    • Hi Christine,

      Thank you for your feedback. At this time, ASC employees are not able to gain security access to these areas. However, hospital administration continues to assess entry/exit points to create a convenient environment for employees, while maintaining safety guidelines.

      Internal Communications

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