COON RAPIDS, Minn.
Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, is moving its emergency department entrance. On July 27, the Mercy Hospital Emergency Department entrance will be relocated from its current location facing Coon Rapids Boulevard to the Dakotah Street entrance on the west side of the hospital.
All emergency patients should enter the hospital from Dakotah Street. The public and ambulances should drive south onto Dakotah from Coon Rapids Boulevard. The new driveway is on the left. Emergency parking will be available in the Dakotah Street parking lot to the west of the hospital. Free valet service will also be available.
The entrances to the Mercy Heart and Vascular Center, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, and the main Mercy Hospital entrance on the east side of the building facing Blackfoot Street will all remain open during construction. However, the driveway from Blackfoot to the Emergency entrance will be closed.
This change will be in effect for about a year to accommodate remodeling of the Emergency Department and construction of a new main entry and new parking ramp at Mercy Hospital. The construction is part of Allina Health’s “One Hospital, Two Campuses” long-range plan. The plan includes a significant investment to strengthen the services Allina Health provides to patients in the North Metro at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley. It also lays the foundation to support improved health of our communities for the next 20 years and beyond.
Beginning January 1, 2017, Mercy Hospital and Unity Hospital will operate as one hospital and share the single name: Mercy Hospital. The Unity Hospital location in Fridley will be known as Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus.