Joanie and I live next to Mercy on J St. at the corner of 41st St. Our corner of the world used to be simply located along side the Hospital. Now, it's consumed by trucks, noise, and exhaust since construction began in 2008 on the heart and vascular center.
Since the hospital banned smoking on its campus January 1st 2011. The many smokers have simply moved next to our property. We have lived next to Mercy since 1986, 25 years of relative peace and cooperation until their expansion. As far as I know this is not a temporary situation, but will continue after construction which is due to end in 2013 (?)