Christiana Hospital building parking garage
— Christiana Hospital is in the process of building a four-level, 750-space parking garage, which is expected to open in June 2017.
“The decision to build this new garage speaks directly to our commitment to increasing access to care and creating an exceptional experience for our patients and visitors,” Sharon Kurfuerst, senior vice president of Health Services, Operations, said in a prepared statement. “This garage will increase patient and visitor parking on campus as close as you can get to the front door. This is, without question, the safest, most ideal location for the convenience of patients and visitors.”
The construction, which began June 27, is funded by Christiana Care and is part of the hospital’s $260 million project to build a new women and children building, said Jennifer Baldino Bonett, senior manager of communications and marketing for Christiana Care Health System.
The “flat-plate” design eliminates the parking spots on sloping ramps and features energy-efficient LED lights. Hospital shuttles and DART buses will have the ability to pull directly into the garage to pick up and drop off people.
Bonett said garage parking will be free, as is all parking at the hospital.
The hospital campus will remain open and functional during construction.
The valet service runs from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Bonett said. There is a free shuttle service that takes visitors from Lots B and C to the hospital’s main entrance and to the Center for Heart and Vascular Health, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..
A rendering shows the Christiana Hospital parking garage slated to open in 2017.