Parking at a busy medical facility can often be a source of stress and frustration for patients, medical staff, and visitors. Navigating through multiple entrances, deciphering complex parking lot layouts, and searching for available spots can make the already anxious experience of visiting a hospital even more overwhelming. However, with innovative parking solutions from Parking Logix, the parking experience at medical facilities can be simplified and streamlined, ensuring a calm and caring environment from the moment patients and visitors arrive.
The Challenge at Seattle Children’s
Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Children’s is renowned for its exceptional pediatric care and compassionate services. With multiple entrances and a variety of parking lots and garages, finding an available parking spot at the facility was a challenge for anyone arriving at the hospital. Recognizing the need to enhance wayfinding and alleviate parking-related stress for patients, families, and medical staff, Seattle Children’s partnered with Parking Logix to find a solution.
To address the parking challenges and create a stress-less environment, Seattle Children’s implemented OpenSpace, a cutting-edge parking guidance and occupancy detection system from Parking Logix. OpenSpace utilizes advanced technology, including smart sensors, to monitor parking space availability in real-time. This information is then relayed to drivers through strategically placed signage, with options to share online and via app as well, allowing them to easily locate and navigate to open parking spaces.
Benefits for Patients, Staff, and Visitors
The implementation of OpenSpace at Seattle Children’s has brought numerous benefits to patients, medical staff, and visitors alike. Here are some key advantages:
- Reduced Stress and Improved Wayfinding: With OpenSpace, drivers no longer have to circle the parking lots in search of an available spot. Real-time occupancy updates guide them directly to open spaces, reducing stress and saving time.
- Enhanced Safety and Planning: OpenSpace’s intelligent monitoring system ensures a safer environment and better parking planning by providing valuable data and analytics. The mini humps used with the system help ensure safer speeds to reduce crashes and related injuries.
- Convenient Parking Experience: The user-friendly system allows patients, families, and staff see parking availability in real-time. The hospital chose to simply display when a lot is full instead of sharing the number of open spots to further reduce stress.
- Increased Efficiency: By optimizing parking space utilization, OpenSpace maximizes the efficiency of the parking lots and garages at Seattle Children’s. This results in reduced congestion and improved traffic flow within the facility.
- Improved Accessibility: OpenSpace includes features to prioritize accessible parking spots for individuals with disabilities, ensuring they have easy access to the facility.
Streamlined Parking at Your Medical Center
OpenSpace from Parking Logix has revolutionized the parking experience at Seattle Children’s, making it simpler and faster for patients, medical staff, and visitors alike to find somewhere to park. By leveraging advanced technology and real-time occupancy data, OpenSpace has not only streamlined the parking process but also enhanced safety, convenience, and accessibility at the facility. As other medical facilities face similar parking challenges, they can look to Parking Logix’s innovative solutions to improve the overall patient experience with smarter, safer parking.