Pavilion: Here’s where employees will park
The parking plan for ARRMC once the pavilion opens in February includes plenty of parking for staff and visitors and spaces close to the operating suites for surgeons and trauma teams.
Support Services director Julie Hale and her team have been working for months on the plan while taking input from employees and providers.
“Parking is a big concern for everyone,” Hale said. “We understand that and believe this plan accommodates the needs of staff, patients and providers.”
Parking has been greatly expanded over the past five years. In 2018, the surface lot created at the southwest corner of the campus added 152 spaces. The newly built P1 garage nearest the pavilion provides 873 spaces.
A recent analysis concluded that ARRMC has adequate parking for all needs, Hale said.
Patients and visitors will park on the first three floors of P1. There also will be designated spaces for patients near Imaging and by Entrance B for Wound Care and Cardiopulmonary Rehab patients. With patient parking so close to the main entrance, the shuttle no longer will be needed.
Short-term parking will be available just south of the Corporate building, where construction trailers are now. A limit of 30 minutes will be posted. A set of stairs leads from that lot to the new main entrance.
Surgical and trauma teams will park in a surface lot just east of the pavilion, near a door that provides quick access to the operating suites.
Doctors will be given 30 spaces on Floor 1 of the P1 garage and will keep the spaces they have now near Entrance C.
Staff will park in the P2 parking garage near Smullin and surrounding surface lots, as well as the top floor of the P1 garage. The parking lot at the new Central Utility Plant will be designated for Facilities and vendors needing access to the plant.
Michelle Cathcart, Asante project manager for the pavilion, nursing leaders and members of the transition teams are working on paths of travel for employees coming into work and for patient transport throughout the hospital. Those plans will be presented at the next Town Hall, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Smullin Center and online.
Got questions about ARRMC’s new patient pavilion scheduled to open early next year? The project team has answers.
Join them in person or online:
Wednesday, Oct. 25
11 a.m. to noon
Smullin Education Center
- Patient units
- Paths of travel: How do I get around the new space?
- Education and training
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