What drives parking at hospitals?
With massive changes looming in the healthcare industry, including the influx of millions of new customers, what will happen to campus parking systems?
When bed census ceased to be the driver for parking calculations because of increases in outpatient services, employee parking was still the dominant parking force on a hospital campus. Today, the biggest challenge might be shift change dynamics.
What happens when your hospital is hit with the perfect storm of increased bed census, daily outpatients, and increased emergency room visits while maintaining the same number of FTEs?
This would certainly change the dynamics of parking at most hospitals. Maybe it is time to start developing contingency plans.