• James Noblitt

Valet at Hospitals – A service needed for a customer in need.

Your heart is racing as you pull in to the hospital parking lot. You can’t wrap your head around what has happened, all you know is that you need to be inside right now and see if the doctors have made any progress, but as you rush around the parking lot you realize that is not going to happen. Fast-forward thirty minutes later and you have scour the entire parking lot and parking garages before finding a spot at the very top. This is the last thing you needed today.

In a time of need, the last thing someone wants to worry about is trying to find a parking spot. A popular but unexpected solution is hospital valet and it’s becoming more and more necessary in today’s fast-paced society. It not only provides customer relief with the ease of assured parking, but also helps to keep traffic congestion from building up.

Another unexpected aspect about parking at hospitals is sometimes it could cost you money. You’re already dealing with a stressful situation and it can be frustrating to have to pay for parking that traditional is free everywhere else you go. This parking fee can range from $5-$20 per park. If a family member or friend is in the hospital for an average of ten days, it can cost as much as $500 or more to visit. This cost can be particularly exasperating because it doesn’t come with a real service or any convenience. Traditional valet services can alleviate this stress by taking away the need to look for a parking spot and adding some justification for the price, though it may be obnoxious, at least you are getting a premium service without having to deal with the issues of parking your own vehicle.

Valet services can include more benefits other than just minimizing the time it takes to park your car! Services may also include curb-side assistance for the handicapped or disabled, luggage assistance as many patients need help both entering and leaving hospitals. Generally, this duty falls on the hospital staff, however, they are often anxious to return to their primary duties, leaving the patient feeling like a burden and rushed out. Having a valet out front who is trained in assisting with wheelchairs, oxygen equipment, walkers, and other needs would help nurses and other hospital staff remains free to focus on their other duties inside the hospital while also allowing the patient’s trip to end on a good note.

The only thing that valet service is lacking is a way to enhance the patient experience. A way to ensure that no one will have to wait or have any added stress during a difficult time is utilizing Vark and our VIP services feature. Vark integrates seamlessly into current hospital practices and can be customized to aide with specific requests and services. With the addition of the Vark application, visitors are provided with a feature that will alert the valet service to retrieve their vehicle when they are ready to leave the hospital, allowing them to save time better spent with an admitted loved one or to simply help them get home faster. Hospitals can even add a request option for special service for those who will need assistance getting into their vehicles by alerting the valet ahead of time.

Contact us today and let’s make it easier than ever to offer your hospital guests a much better experience in an already stressful situation.

Vark - The Smartest Way to Valet.

The Vark Team.

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