Smart Parking and the Challenges Facing Hospitals
Smart parking solutions have helped corporations and universities decrease costs and improve parking efficiency and productivity, but what about hospitals?
Hospitals have unique parking needs. Many people parking are transporting someone with a fairly serious injury, even if that injury isn’t life-threatening (otherwise they would be in an ambulance). Others are rushing to get into the hospital to visit someone who’s been injured. These drivers are already under immense stress, and every extra minute of parking significantly adds to their stress.
Many visitors to the hospital are elderly, or injured, or in some other way may have difficulty traveling long distances. This makes large horizontal parking lots challenging for drivers. Finally, because hospitals have to be everywhere, and fairly large, they often require significant parking spaces in areas with high land value, which makes increasing parking spaces very difficult for them.
So how can these challenges be solved? With smart parking! Compact multi-level garages can be navigated much more quickly with dynamic signage routing drivers to available spaces, saving them time, frustration, and even distance traveled. More efficient parking allocation, managed with reliable parking analytics, can let hospitals avoid the expense of building additional parking spaces. Hospitals can focus more on helping people inside their buildings than getting them inside in the first place.