"Our newly configured parking areas and a 'user friendly' valet system will make it easier for patients and visitors to find ample space to leave their cars while at the hospital," said Rod Walker, assistant administrator at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview. The new parking plan, which is nearly completed, will yield 125 additional spaces for the general public.
The changes include giving the general public an additional parking lot, restriping the entire property to yield more spaces, and creating a second "main entrance" for easier access. A parking area in front of the building has been added, as has a modified valet parking system. Engineers have also built a containment fence around hospital property to make parking easier for North Shore at Plainview's patients, visitors and employees.
Deborah Tascone, RN, MS, vice president of Administration at North Shore University Hospital at Plainview said "Hospital engineers spent time studying the property, and created a plan that maximizes the capacity of the property." She feels confident that community residents will be pleased with the results.
The modified valet system is especially helpful. Many patients have commented that having someone to direct them to a specific area sets a warm, friendly tone to their visit. "No one should have to drive around to seek out a parking space, and we are working hard to make sure visitors are accommodated quickly and efficiently," said Ms. Tascone.