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The Dr. John Warner Hospital has a couple of ongoing projects on its campus.

The hospital is updating it's sprinkler system as part of a federal mandate. CEO of the city owned hospital, Earl Sheehy explains that project is making surprisingly good progress. He notes the project has recently gone from the 2nd floor to the ground floor.

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Sheehy explains the project is right in the middle of a lot of things at the hospital. And the work has been quite messy. The project has forced crews to cut through walls and ceilings, which will require replacing the ceiling in some rooms.

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If you have driven by the hospital recently or tried to make your way into the hospital's main entrance, you probably noticed it is torn up and not accessible. Sheehy says right now they are working to replace the concrete at the base of the entrance.

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The main entrance work is only expected to take 2-3 weeks, and again, Sheehy encourages those coming to the hospital to use the emergency entrance.

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