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Pavilion: Here’s where employees will park

Attend the forum on Oct. 25 to get more updates on the pavilion project.


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.

Staff parking
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The plan

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.

To  learn more, check out the Pavilion FAQs page. Have questions or suggestions? Email ne******@as****.org.

building our future

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
Meeting link


  • Patient units
  • Paths of travel: How do I get around the new space?
  • Education and training

You can also get your questions answered any time by emailing ne******@as****.org.

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9 Comments. Leave new

  • Will there be EV parking available?

  • Wynter Higgins RN, BSN
    October 24, 2023 9:57 am

    The news about no longer offering valet service, to our patients and visitors, is very disappointing. This service is very helpful to patients and visitors coming into our facility. Valet service is a positive way to greet people. Also, many of our patients and visitors have difficulty with walking long distances. So sad to see this going away.

  • This plan has not been thought though .How does stopping valet parking accommodate our patients ? Most of our clients and patients are elderly and have a hard time now walking in to the hospital with the help of valet ?

  • Melissa McKenzie
    October 24, 2023 2:23 pm

    Will there still be Valet Services? I know from experience, it is so important to my elderly mother, patients and guests.

  • Kathleen Pasckvale
    October 25, 2023 6:50 am

    It’s disappointing to hear that the valet service is being discontinued.
    As a customer service rep, I sit at the B entrance and see the importance of our valet service. Not only does the valet keep the traffic flowing at a safe and organized pace thru the unloading area, they also often retrieve wheel chairs and assist people to and from their cars. Many elderly and handicapped patients and visitors rely on the valet to help them park and safely enter the hospital.
    I hope the decision to remove the valet service will be re-evaluated and reconsidered.

  • If staff who work in the new tower are parking in the P2 garage, will they enter through the C entrance and walk through the hospital or will there be a safe outdoor route to the A entrance?


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