OSWEGO – Patients at Oswego Hospital can now take advantage of a perk that will keep them warm and dry when they arrive by vehicle at the healthcare facility: free valet parking services.
Oswego Hospital began offering the complimentary valet parking service today (Dec. 4) to patients using one of the hospital’s many services.
Motorists, who wish to take advantage of this new patient initiative, need to just drive up to the hospital’s main covered entrance between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
A uniformed attendant from Valet Park of America will greet patients when they arrive.
Similar to valet services at a hotel, motorists will give their keys to the attendant, who will park their car nearby. When the patient is ready to return home, the attendant will retrieve their car, bringing it back to the hospital’s covered entrance.
Patients who need to remain at the hospital after 4:30 p.m. will be able to retrieve their car keys from hospital lobby security personnel.
There is, however, one thing different from a hotel valet service.
Oswego Hospital is providing this service for free and tipping the attendants is not allowed.
“We are pleased to introduce this new service to our hospital patients, as we recognize the need for a parking solution as we add services, such as bariatrics and wound care,” said Oswego Health President and CEO Michael Harlovic. “We want our patients to have the best possible patient satisfaction experience and this initiative will help us achieve this goal.”
Providing the new service is Valet Park of America, based in Springfield, Mass., which offers this service to hospitals and other industries across the country.