MOUNT AIRY, NC, May 30, 2023 – Northern Regional Hospital completed the final stage of Northern Drive as part of its North Campus. Northern Drive entrance from S. South Street fully opened Monday, May 22, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. following a ribbon cutting ceremony and removal of the barriers at the S. South Street entrance. This private drive, formerly a section of Worth Street, is located between the intersections of Rockford and S. South Streets and will now serve as an entry and exit to the Northern Regional Hospital campus.
Conveniently located adjacent to the Northern Regional Hospital Emergency Department, Northern Drive accesses parking lots P-2, P-3, which are designated for visitor and staff parking, and connects to parking areas E-1, E-2, and E-3, which are designated parking for the Emergency Department, outpatient services, and visitors. The Northern Drive area lots boast new LED lighting and large banners identifying the lots on the light poles. Northern Regional Hospital is pleased to continue offering free parking to patients, visitors, and staff.
Chris A. Lumsden, President and CEO of Northern Regional Hospital, commends Northern Regional Hospital Facility Services Director, Greg Casstevens, for his outstanding work in serving as General Contractor for this exceptional project. “We are very excited about the opening of Northern Drive at S. South Street, along with the designated pedestrian crosswalks, which with additional lighting and signage, will make our campus much safer for our patients, visitors, employees and community,” said Casstevens.