HGMH updates parking system
Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital is upgrading its parking system.
Recent visitors to the Alexandria institution have noticed several heavy pieces of equipment as work crews with contractor A.L. Blair resurface and expand the parking lot.
HGMH CEO Michael Cohen says that the upgrades should be finished by the end of the week and that the new parking system will be more convenient and user-friendly.
Under the old system, you couldn’t leave the parking lot unless you had a token or the right amount of change.
“It wouldn’t take bills,” Mr. Cohen said. “People were constantly having to find money just to get out.”
The new system will make things easier. For starters, the hospital will have a number of automated pay machines that accept credit cards.
Additionally, there will be a grace period. Anyone who leaves the hospital after less than 15 minutes can exit the parking lot free of charge. Those who stay longer than 15 minutes but less than an hour will only have to pay $3. Longer than an hour and you’ll pay the daily maximum of $5. While the work is going on, parking at the hospital is free. Mr. Cohen says that the colder than average weather may create some delays.
“The contractors might have to revisit some things in the spring,” he says.