Exterior signs at medical center getting 'total health' update
The signs, they are a-changin’.
As employees, members, and visitors come to the Fresno Medical Center in February, they will notice an increase in construction equipment at the Palm and Sequoia entrances and near the main entry from Fresno Street.
All of this work is to install new welcome and site signage that incorporates the Total Health Environment (THE) design standards, which are focused on creating a consistent brand experience for anyone who comes to Kaiser Permanente facilities. Construction will begin on Feb. 3.
According to Team Manager Paul Tylar, National Facilities Services Capital Projects, these signage updates will create clarity and a sense of arrival for anyone who comes to our campus. The site entry sign will also clearly indicate that emergency services are available.
“This is the beginning of our exterior signage replacements on campus and it complements the interior wayfinding signage work completed in 2012. The new, crisp white signs and dark grey text make it easier to read from a distance, which helps our members find their destination on campus,” Tylar said.
Tylar explained that an innovative film is applied to the Cypress and Sequoia skyline signs so they are blue during the day and white at night.
“These signs are larger and strategically placed to improve visibility from the freeway and street which helps first-time members and visitors find their way to our medical center,” Tylar said.
Construction is expected to last through March. During this time, one lane leading in to the campus from Fresno Street will be temporarily closed.
In addition, scaffolding will be placed near the Palm entrance safely directing pedestrians from the handicapped parking lot to the building entrance as construction crews update the Kaiser Permanente logo on the Cypress skyline.
Later in February, access will be limited near the Birthing Center entrance as construction crews update the Kaiser Permanente logo on the Sequoia skyline. Members and visitors are encouraged to use the Yosemite (or flagpole) entrance during this time.