Published: Jan. 25, 2010
Updated: Jan. 26, 2010
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By DukeHealth.org staff
When the South Concourse at Duke Clinic's north end opens in early February, it will be the first step to improve the way patients, visitors, and staff move between clinical facilities.
On Level 1 of Duke Clinic, the concourse will be accessed near Clinic 1A. On Level 2, the concourse will be accessed near the oncology treatment center.
The concourse is a two-story extension of Duke Clinic that replaces the walkway currently accessed through the old PRT lobby in the clinic’s lower level.
Corridor traffic will no longer move to the lower level of Duke Clinic to reach the walkway. Instead, the main corridors of Duke Clinic’s Level 1 and Level 2 will lead to the new concourse. Stairs and elevators at the concourse’s end will then lead down to the walkway to Duke University Hospital.
Travelers moving south from Duke University Hospital will use the walkway and take stairs or elevators up to enter Duke Clinic.
Enhanced signage and strategically positioned Duke Patient & Visitor Relations personnel will help guide patients, family members, faculty, and staff through Duke Clinic to the new concourse segment and then to the walkway to Duke University Hospital during the transition.