But I Need A Spot Fast
When people arrive at Seattle Children’s medical facility, they aren’t interested in spending their time searching for a spot. While hospital parking might be the last thing on their minds, it can also be the biggest impediment to getting the care they’re seeking. Although the hospital has a variety of parking lots and garages, they are all subject to frequent turnover, and are often filled nearly to capacity.
Better Hospital Parking
The hospital knew they needed to keep count of usage in their parking lots. But they were using an outdated system involving manual vehicle counts and employee parking badge swipes. They needed a better way to keep count. However, while many hospital parking systems show how many spots are available, they did not want to show parkers that data. Since space is often low, they didn’t want the data to discourage drivers. Instead, they simply wanted to show whether a lot had open spaces, and if it didn’t, to direct drivers to the next closest lot that did.
OpenSpace- Customized, Accurate, Affordable
The OpenSpace parking guidance platform from Parking Logix gives Seattle Children’s everything it needs to improve hospital parking and get drivers into spots faster. The customizable system let them install signs that simply show if spots are available or a lot is full. The signs also automatically update with the name of the next closest lot that has parking spaces available. OpenSpace gives them amazing accuracy- the best in the market- at a lower price point than any competitor.
It’s Not Just About Parking
Seattle Children’s installed 7 OpenSpace systems in their parking lots and garages. Data from the system’s sensors is automatically sent to the hospital’s database. This lets staff review, analyze, and see reports to help further improve hospital parking. The data is doing more than just improving and streamlining hospital parking though. It’s giving reassurance to patients so they know where they can and can’t park. With parking out of the way, OpenSpace lets patient families and doctors focus on what they really came to do- help children heal.
Read more about how Seattle Children’s uses OpenSpace.