New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has become the first hospital in the USA to install a complete parking guidance system.
NHRMC is the largest provider of health care services in southeastern North Carolina and with nearly 7,000 staff it is also the largest employer in the region.
"Hospitals need to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA. "Staff come and go at irregular hours, which impacts the daily flow of traffic within the garage. NHRMC wanted to make the parking experience as easy and stress free as possible."
The employee parking garage was recently completed as part of NHRMC's initiative to create more space for visitors and patients. The new garage houses 580 undercover spaces and an additional 145 open air spaces on the rooftop.
"Many NHRMC health professionals travel long distances and work long hours to provide care for those in need," said Fowler. "The INDECT parking guidance system allows staff to quickly and easily find a spot by guiding drivers to vacant spaces using highly-visible signs and sensors."
Sensors are placed above each parking space giving drivers a clear view of available spaces. Different colors indicate each space's status: green for available, red for occupied and blue for disabled/handicapped parking. The lights are clearly visible from several hundred yards away and LED signs at the end of each driving aisle help direct staff to the nearest available space.
All internal signs have been specially designed for NHRMC with custom boxes housing back-lit panels and the hospital's unique logo. The flexibility of INDECT's matrix signs allows the hospital to display a wide range of information including welcome messages, daily information, parking counts and specific guidance for employees with disabilities.
Searching for parking at a hospital can be a stressful experience. Unwell patients, worried visitors and rushed staff all wanting to park as close as possible in the shortest possible time. To alleviate this, many forwardthinking hospitals, like NHRMC, have recognized the value of investing in a parking guidance system.
INDECT USA has installed parking guidance at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and is currently installing three systems for the Texas Medical Center's Children's Hospital, which will be operational in the coming months.
The NHRMC installation was successfully managed by experienced distributer, Parking Guidance Systems (PGS). PGS have installed INDECT parking guidance systems in numerous garages across America and have a depth of product knowledge that is unmatched in the area.
About INDECT USA
INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT's systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably. INDECT USA can be found online at www.indectusa.com
NHRMC is the largest provider of healthcare services in southeastern North Carolina. Services include behavioral health, children's medicine, cancer treatments, trauma and emergency, orthopedics, neuroscience, cardiopulmonary care and many more. NHRMC is committed to providing the highest standard of service and strives for excellence in all areas of healthcare. They have received a number of accreditations from
professional and academic associations and consumer groups for their cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, echocardiography, nuclear medicine, graduate medical education and clinical pastoral education programs. NHRMC can be found online at www.nhrmc.org
About Parking Guidance Systems (PGS)
PGS specializes in providing tailored solutions to a range of parking needs. With more than 30 years' experience in the parking industry, PGS works directly with their clients to increase utilization, improve safety, maximize efficiency, optimize occupancy and boost revenue. PGS can be found online at www.parkingguidancesystems.com