SOMC to offer valet parking at main campusPosted on September 27, 2012

Southern Ohio Medical Center will begin offering valet parking services on the hospital’s Main Campus Oct. 1.

“Patients and their family members will be able to pull up to the main entrance canopy, exit their car at the front door, leave their keys and get a ticket stub from the valet attendant who will park their car for them in a dedicated, protected area,” Craig Gilliland, director of SOMC Financial Services and Business Development, explained.

“When the patient is ready to leave the hospital, they can call ahead or return their ticket stub to the attendant, who will retrieve the vehicle and bring it to the front door.”

Valet services will be available from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the hospital front entrance only. The service is free of charge, though donations will be accepted.

“As we continue developing our patient-care services, we understand that we must also provide improved and convenient accessibility to our expanding facilities,” Gilliland said. “We’re always looking for ways to enhance the patient-care experience at SOMC, and we believe that adding valet parking will greatly assist our patients and guests during those times when finding close, convenient parking can be a challenge.”

Gilliland said that valet services are just part of the parking changes set to take place on the SOMC Main Campus, with the addition of extra patient and employee parking scheduled for the coming year.

“Providing easy access to our facilities is one of our top priorities,” Gilliland added. “Valet services will be another improvement in our processes as we continue growing to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.”

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