New Lime Street entrance & lobby to enable multi-year expansion & renovation of hospital’s existing Emergency Department

Lancaster General Hospital will move the public entrance to its Emergency Department from Duke Street to Lime Street, to enable a multi-year expansion and renovation of emergency services at the hospital.

At 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, the Emergency Department entrance along Duke Street will close. Exterior signage around the hospital will direct patients to the new entrance along Lime Street.

Emergency Department temporary entrance daylight image   emergency department temporary entrance nighttime view

LGH Emergency Department expansion street-level illustration

The hospital’s James Street Lobby will remain the main entrance for non-emergent patient admissions and the general public.

When complete, the $182.5 million Emergency Department expansion will nearly double the current ED to 95 beds, with the capacity to serve 140,000 patients annually. After a 40,000-square-foot expansion opens in summer 2022, the hospital’s existing ED will be renovated and open roughly 18 months later.

Patients seeking emergency care will enter via a designated drive along Lime Street, leading to a short-term parking area beneath the hospital. Patients will check-in via a nearby temporary lobby and waiting area.

The department’s existing clinical services will remain in their current location within the hospital. In addition, ambulances will continue to access the ED via entrances along Frederick Street and Duke Street.

Emergency Department temporary entrance map

For more about the Emergency Department Expansion Project at Lancaster General Hospital, visit

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