Valet, parking garage fees to increase Sept. 1 at BGSMC
PHOENIX (Aug 15, 2013) – Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1111. E. McDowell Road, will begin charging for valet parking and shorten the length of time that vehicles can be parked for free in the main parking garage.
The parking fee changes will help offset most of the cost to provide valet parking services at the hospital. Valet parking is a popular service among Banner Good Samaritan’s visitors and patients, and had been provided free of charge. In order to continue providing this valued service, the decision was made to begin charging a nominal fee for valet parking and to shorten the free “grace period” to park in the parking garage.
Beginning Sept. 1, the following changes will go into effect:
- Drivers who wish to use valet parking will be charged $4
- Hourly fees to park in the visitor parking garage will begin after 30 minutes, instead of two hours
The hospital will validate parking for both valet parking and garage parking for Radiation Oncology patients, Rehabilitation Services patients and Banner Family Pharmacy customers. “We chose to exempt these individuals because they are often debilitated and require the ability to have parking options that are close to the facility free of charge,” said Jeff Nelson, Public Relations director for the 711-bed facility.
For those who desire free parking, several parking lots are available on the hospital campus at no charge. A map of these lots is available on the hospital’s website at www.BannerHealth.com/GoodSam and at the hospital’s information desks and reception areas.
About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. The hospital, recently ranked Arizona’s best hospital and one of the best in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and Emergency care, including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner Good Samaritan is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 24 hospitals in seven states. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/GoodSam.