A view of the west side of the Picciano Building, directly across from UHS Wilson Medical Center on May 10, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

A major component of the UHS Wilson Medical Center complex in Johnson City is about to be shut down.

The Picciano Building is to be completely vacated by Sunday, according to a statement issued by UHS.


The fenced area next to the Picciano Building is where the parking garage stood before it collapsed in July 2015. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

The structure is just south of the parking garage that collapsed less than ten months ago.

The UHS statement indicates the Picciano Building must be empty for about a year for major renovation work.

The primary care facility at Picciano will be moved to 507 Main Street in Johnson City. Internal medicine services at the Main Street site will be consolidated with an office at the UHS Binghamton General Hospital campus.

The cafeteria in the Picciano building will be closed. Food will be available at the UHS Wilson coffee shop and in the lobby area.

Patient meals will be delivered to hospital nursing units from the Binghamton General campus.

Other operations now in the Picciano Building will be shifted to other locations.

The UHS statement said the building's roof is to be replaced and the third floor is expected to be converted into a cancer unit.



Moving crews were relocating operations from the Picciano Building. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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