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French Hospital Medical Center Begins Construction on Johnson Avenue Entrance as Next Step to Your New French Hospital

Project paves the way for the hospital of the future.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – September 13, 2021 – French Hospital Medical Center is preparing for modifications to its Johnson Avenue entrance beginning Monday, September 16. The construction will make much needed modifications to traffic flow to and from the hospital parking lots, the site of the future parking structure, and the new patient tower. The project will also improve pedestrian walkways.

The project, another step towards construction of Your New French Hospital, will have minimal impact to patients, families, and staff members. Lower parking lots will remain available during construction. Traffic control will be in place for the duration of construction. 

This is the second major project at French Hospital this year, as the facility broke ground on the Swanson Family Chapel in April. The Johnson Avenue project is paving the way for the hospital of the future, Your New French Hospital, a monumental transformation which will revolutionize the physical campus and advance health care in San Luis Obispo County. 

This incredible undertaking will far exceed the needs and expectations of our growing community through advanced technologies, highly skilled personnel, and a new state-of-the art facility.

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About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 112-bed acute care hospital located in San Luis Obispo, CA. French’s Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine is the area’s most advanced emergency services center. The modern facility is home to the Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center, is the county’s premier cardiac center, providing the latest cardiac and imaging technology, and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. 

French Hospital Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA make up Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency.

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Monday, September 13, 2021