A portion of the medical center driveway near Entrance A will be closed March 17 and March 22 for gamma knife construction project.

Hospital driveway to close briefly to accommodate crane

Gamma knife reload expected to wrap up by mid-April

The main driveway from 15th Street into AU Medical Center will be closed near Entrance A all day Sunday, March 17, to accommodate a crane for a gamma knife facilities project. The driveway will close again at 5 p.m. Friday, March 22 until 6 a.m. Saturday, March 23.

Periodically, the gamma knife — located on the first floor of the hospital’s Talmadge wing — is serviced to ensure the appropriate care for patients. As an academic medical center, AU Health utilizes this innovative equipment to provide cutting-edge treatments. The gamma knife is most often used for patients who need precision, non-invasive surgery for brain tumors.

The landscaping and a portion of the wall on the first floor of the hospital (shown here) will be temporarily removed to access and service the gamma knife equipment.

Patients, guests, and staff will still have access to pick up and drop off at both Entrance A and Entrance B of AU Medical Center during these brief closures of the hospital driveway. AU Health Security and Augusta University Police will work together to re-route vehicles through the Medical Center (P1) Parking deck.

Prep work begins March 11 with the removal of landscaping and the installation of fencing. The project also will require opening the exterior wall of the hospital near Professional Building 1.

The gamma knife reload is expected to be finished in mid-April. The Division of Facilities Services appreciates your patience while they work to help advance the missions of Augusta University and AU Health.

The gamma knife is part of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Augusta University and the only unit in Georgia affiliated with a children’s hospital. Since its opening, the expert neurosurgery team has safely and successfully treated more than 1,100 patients.

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Denise Parrish is Senior Communications Strategist for Operations at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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