parking facilities


Summary: Indoor or outdoor areas designated for the parking of vehicles.

Top Publications

  1. Hodgson K. (Bundling up). Advice on integrating hospital security systems. Health Facil Manage. 2004;17:12-4, 16-7 pubmed
  2. Burns D. Challenges in healthcare parking and the role of parking master planning. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2005;21:108-15 pubmed
    ..By considering parking and campus access within the larger master-planning context of your healthcare campus, you can assure that overall institutional goals and objectives are successfully supported, the author says. ..
  3. Herring P. Parking: an effective strategy described. Health Estate. 2013;67:75-8 pubmed
  4. Appelbaum A. Meeting the major threats to hospital security within a budget. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2002;18:38-48 pubmed
    ..This article reports on a number of approaches being employed to successfully meet the challenges. ..
  5. Wharton S, Hames A, Milner H. The accessibility of general NHS services for children with disabilities. Child Care Health Dev. 2005;31:275-82 pubmed
    ..Themes are presented with parents' useful comments and suggestions. As the themes are wide ranging it is suggested that the research be repeated, focusing in on particular areas of general NHS services. ..
  6. Corning R. Using landscaping & exterior design elements to enhance campus wayfinding. Guiding sites. Health Facil Manage. 2004;17:28-31 pubmed
  7. Trinkaus J. Shopping center fire zone parking violators: an informal look. Percept Mot Skills. 2002;95:1215-6 pubmed
    ..observations at a shopping center in a suburban location showed about 700 violations of a traffic regulation prohibiting parking in a fire zone. Women driving vans were the least complaint-accounting for approximately 35% of the total. ..
  8. Baird W, McGrother C, Abrams K, Dugmore C, Jackson R. Access to dental services for people with a physical disability: a survey of general dental practitioners in Leicestershire, UK. Community Dent Health. 2008;25:248-52 pubmed
  9. Connell T, Fernandez R, Griffiths R, Tran D, Agar M, Harlum J, et al. Perceptions of the impact of health-care services provided to palliative care clients and their carers. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2010;16:274-84 pubmed
    ..An additional theme identified by clients was the burden of caregiving on carers. Knowledge of perceptions and concerns of client and carers is important to consider when planning palliative care services. ..

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  1. Kuebler S. Terrorism and reality: a healthcare center's response to a campus terrorist threat. J Healthc Prot Manage. 1996;13:46-53 pubmed
    ..Thanks to its strong and professional security department, a healthcare center was able to stay open while the university campus suffered a shutdown when a terrorist threat was received. ..
  2. Sañudo Fontaneda L, Rodriguez Hernandez J, Vega Zamanillo A, Castro Fresno D. Laboratory analysis of the infiltration capacity of interlocking concrete block pavements in car parks. Water Sci Technol. 2013;67:675-81 pubmed publisher
    ..All models passed a confidence level of 95%, presenting high R(2) values and showing that R(SL) is a more influential variable than the S(S) for all clogging scenarios. ..
  3. Martin L. Wheelchair accessibility of public buildings in Utica, New York. Am J Occup Ther. 1987;41:217-21 pubmed
    ..Results revealed a trend of improved accessibility in both privately and publicly supported facilities, with the most accessible buildings having been built since 1980. No facility was found to be 100% in compliance with standards. ..
  4. Knox T. Valet parking issues for medical centers and hospitals. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2004;20:84-6 pubmed
    ..Should your hospital offer valet parking? The article sets forth questions to ask when considering such a policy and relates the positive experience of one hospital. ..
  5. Sugimura T, Suzue J, Kamada M, Ozaki Y, Tananari Y, Maeno Y, et al. Increase of child car seat temperature in cars parked in the outpatient parking lot. Pediatr Int. 2011;53:939-43 pubmed publisher
    ..013). CS may become very hot while a car is parked in sun, especially if the car and the CS are black, so the CS should be cooled before a young child is placed in it. Guardians of small children should be aware of this risk. ..
  6. Micciche T, Pryor B, Butler J. A test of Monroe's Motivated Sequence for its effects on ratings of message organization and attitude change. Psychol Rep. 2000;86:1135-8 pubmed
    ..participants read one of three versions of a persuasive message that advocated a $50 fee increase to improve parking facilities on campus...
  7. Petrunoff N, Rissel C, Wen L, Xu H, Meikeljohn D, Schembri A. Developing a hospital travel plan: process and baseline findings from a western Sydney hospital. Aust Health Rev. 2013;37:579-84 pubmed publisher
    ..7, 95% (CI): 1.6-4.5), as were male than female staff (AOR 1.7, 95% CI: 1.1-2.9). The process and baseline findings described in this paper are a useful reference for Australian hospitals developing travel plans. ..
  8. Rorrer V. Twenty-four hours at a hospital parking garage. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2005;21:120-4 pubmed
    ..In a 24-hour period, problems arise in a hospital garage which require tact and know-how on the part of garage supervisors, but some also require the participation of Security, Risk Management, and Facilities Management. ..
  9. French M. CCTV in the parking environment--not a Hollywood illusion?. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2007;23:61-6 pubmed
    ..Other capabilities include automation of day-to-day management functions, risk mitigation, statistical gathering, and human resources management. ..
  10. Merom D, Miller Y, van der Ploeg H, Bauman A. Predictors of initiating and maintaining active commuting to work using transport and public health perspectives in Australia. Prev Med. 2008;47:342-6 pubmed publisher
    ..4-5.0) and the hassle of parking predicted the single-day AC. Transportation interventions targeting parking and costs could be further enhanced by emphasizing health benefits of AC. AC was less likely to occur among inactive employees. ..
  11. Suarez De Balcazar Y, Fawcett S, Balcazar F. Effects of environmental design and police enforcement on violations of a handicapped parking ordinance. J Appl Behav Anal. 1988;21:291-8 pubmed
    ..Implications of the research data for law enforcement and public policy are discussed. ..
  12. Minoura Y. [Behavior change from defection to cooperation in a social dilemma: a field study of attitude-behavior consistency in campus parking behavior by motorcyclists]. Shinrigaku Kenkyu. 1987;58:282-8 pubmed
    ..The Fishbein model was applicable only to change through internalization. A linear assumption in the Fishbein model between evaluative attitude and behavior should be reexamined in its application to a social dilemma. ..
  13. Capolongo S, Buffoli M, Oppio A, Rizzitiello S. Measuring hygiene and health perfomance of buildings: a multidimensional approach. Ann Ig. 2013;25:151-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The assessment tool suggested by this paper is tailored for the metropolitan area of the city of Milan, but its evaluation framework could be developed and applied to other contexts. ..
  14. Eagle A. All in the timing. Project team overcomes challenges and maitains fast-track schedule. Health Facil Manage. 2005;18:10-8 pubmed
  15. Glorennec P, Bonvallot N, Mandin C, Goupil G, Pernelet Joly V, Millet M, et al. Is a quantitative risk assessment of air quality in underground parking garages possible?. Indoor Air. 2008;18:283-92 pubmed publisher
    ..The available knowledge is nonetheless sufficient to advise that risk management measures should be taken to reduce both acute and chronic exposures. ..
  16. Laban M, Grimm M. Handicapped parking: a privilege or a right?. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010;89:345-8 pubmed publisher
  17. Harding L, Griffith J, Harding V, Tulley N, Notghi A, Thomson W. Closing the audit loop: a patient satisfaction survey. Nucl Med Commun. 1994;15:275-8 pubmed
    ..The postal survey was repeated after 1 year, thus completing the audit loop. A significant reduction in dissatisfied responses has occurred in those areas which had been addressed following the criticisms revealed by the first survey. ..
  18. Rosenthal R. Cost-effective facility parking strategies. Healthc Financ Manage. 1995;49:54, 56, 58-60 pubmed
    ..Financial managers need to understand the parameters of parking costs for their facilities and their capital financing options, including off-balance sheet leaseback arrangements. ..
  19. Sañudo Fontaneda L, Charlesworth S, Castro Fresno D, Andres Valeri V, Rodriguez Hernandez J. Water quality and quantity assessment of pervious pavements performance in experimental car park areas. Water Sci Technol. 2014;69:1526-33 pubmed publisher
    ..The polymer-modified porous concrete surface course in combination with limestone aggregate sub-base presented the best performance. ..
  20. Gomez Ullate E, Novo A, Bayon J, Hernandez J, Castro Fresno D. Design and construction of an experimental pervious paved parking area to harvest reusable rainwater. Water Sci Technol. 2011;64:1942-50 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this research was to obtain a good performance of pervious pavements that offered simultaneously a positive urban service and helped to harvest rainwater with a good quality to be used for non potable demands. ..
  21. Taylor B. Parking lot triage. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006;25:483-4 pubmed
  22. Mouw I, Troth A. Suicide and the parking garage. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2011;27:117-24 pubmed
    ..In this article the authors discuss how parking professionals can help prevent suicide from happening and how to handle this situation if it does occur in your garage. ..
  23. Greenwood M. Patients' views of oral day surgery. Br Dent J. 1993;175:130-2 pubmed
    ..Providing patients are carefully selected, much of oral surgery previously undertaken on an in-patient basis may now be carried out as a day case. ..
  24. Fletcher D. A guilt gradient in the illegal use of parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities: field observations over five years. Percept Mot Skills. 2001;93:157-62 pubmed
  25. Hayes D. Mining hidden value through strategic real estate plans. Healthc Financ Manage. 1998;52:56, 58, 60-2 pubmed
    ..Disposition strategies should begin with inventorying real estate assets to identify surplus assets. Such assets then can be moved off the balance sheet or converted into commercial or public uses. ..
  26. Cope J, Allred L, Morsell J. Signs as deterrents of illegal parking in spaces designated for individuals with physical disabilities. J Appl Behav Anal. 1991;24:59-63 pubmed
    ..Illegal parking subsequently increased to 34.6% (of 94 vehicles) when the message sign was removed, followed by an increase to 65.2% (of 105 vehicles) when the vertical signs were removed. ..
  27. Coppola J, Cohen L, Economas G. Taking parking protection to the next level. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2002;18:54-63 pubmed
    ..This article focuses on the security changes and improvements to the parking structures and surface parking lots that have helped make the campus a safer place for patients, visitors, and staff. ..
  28. Sedgwick T. Combating car parking crime in the United Kingdom. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2004;20:97-103 pubmed
  29. Briggs P, Barnard M. The new Northwestern Memorial Hospital: planned, constructed, and operated through the patients first philosophy. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 2000;26:287-98 pubmed
    ..During the first six weeks, key management team members met daily to debrief on new issues identified and old ones resolved, and issued e-mail bulletins to highlight improvements and solicit feedback and other ideas. ..
  30. Hope N. Groom for more smart technology. Health Estate. 2002;56:44-5 pubmed
  31. Mullan E. Do you think that your local area is a good place for young people to grow up? The effects of traffic and car parking on young people's views. Health Place. 2003;9:351-60 pubmed
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the potential negative effect on sense of community identity, health and well-being, and the need for good environmental design and development of more pedestrian-friendly living areas. ..
  32. Meenan A. Enabling the disabled?. Fam Pract Manag. 2006;13:25 pubmed
  33. Sarratt W. Security from the outside in. J Healthc Prot Manage. 1997;14:36-47 pubmed
    ..The author discusses his philosophy of security: "If I can control who or what comes into the building, then I can also control the problems that occur within it." ..
  34. Baccam P, Willauer D, Krometis J, Ma Y, Sen A, Boechler M. Mass prophylaxis dispensing concerns: traffic and public access to PODs. Biosecur Bioterror. 2011;9:139-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the parking and traffic surrounding PODs creates long queues of people waiting to access the PODs. Thus, POD staff are fully used approximately 90% of the time, which can lead to worker fatigue and burn out. ..
  35. Rockman J. Outside management firm may help drive up parking revenues. Healthc Financ Manage. 1994;48:59-61 pubmed
    ..They use program-specific revenue control methods and monitor parking activity on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Arrangements with outside parking management firms span a variety of lease and contract arrangements. ..
  36. Sheiner E, Hershkovitz R, Shoham Vardi I, Erez O, Hadar A, Mazor M. A retrospective study of unplanned out-of-hospital deliveries. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2004;269:85-8 pubmed
    ..8, 95% CI 0.8-8.3; P=0.279) as compared to unattended out-of-hospital deliveries. The attendance of medical personnel in unplanned out-of-hospital deliveries did not influence the birth outcome. ..
  37. Alarcon N, Leinart M. Effective strategies for hospital parking garage security. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2010;26:105-10 pubmed
    Security at hospital parking facilities is of critical importance, and can be integrated in many ways, from the traditional active and passive measures, to more creative features such as mixed-use and even blast walls and anti-climb walls,..
  38. Masterson G, Ashcroft G, Shah R. Factors important in determining trainee anaesthetists' quality of life. Anaesthesia. 1994;49:991-5 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that changes are urgently required to improve trainees' lifestyles and therefore help raise morale within the profession. ..
  39. Moore L, Halstead M. Personal safety. It is a matter of awareness. AORN J. 1989;50:328, 330-1, 334-5 pubmed
    ..When reporting to work, especially during odd hours, be suspicious of all activities. Ask yourself, "What if?" Becoming a victim or not becoming a victim is easy. ..
  40. Fayard G. Work-related fatal injuries in parking lots, 1993-2002. J Safety Res. 2008;39:9-18 pubmed publisher
    Although parking facilities are a common feature of the landscape in the United States, little is known about their safety...
  41. Hader R. No parking, no worries: ensure perpetual growth at your facility. Nurs Manage. 2007;38:6 pubmed
  42. Burr D, Revell J. Hospitals and municipalities: working together to provide parking. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2007;23:93-6 pubmed
  43. Rhimi M. Attempted armed robbery: lessons learned from dealing with an actual firearm incident. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2007;23:104-8 pubmed
    ..The article reviews recommendations for responding to an incident that involves firearms, including security deployment, police relations, handling the media, communications with Administration, and dealing with employee panic. ..
  44. Hodge M. Parking lot security: protection from liability. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2005;21:116-21 pubmed
    ..In this article, the author presents some basic principles of security that all owners of parking facilities should not only understand, but embrace.
  45. Kalisch B. Recruiting nurses: the problem is the process. J Nurs Adm. 2003;33:468-77 pubmed
    ..The author reports the results of an extensive study of recruitment processes and systems in acute care hospitals throughout the United States and the major recruitment factors that lead to job choice decisions by staff nurses. ..
  46. Carpman J, Grant M. Wayfinding woes. Common obstacles to a successful wayfinding system. Health Facil Manage. 2002;15:22-5 pubmed
  47. Singh R, Pentland B. Access inequalities addressed by audit. Health Estate. 2005;59:57-60 pubmed
    ..We recommend that all hospitals start to identify the changes needed under the Act by means of a simple access audit that can be carried out by hospital staff with no specialist equipment. ..
  48. Bates N. More than conventional wisdom--the better way to make and justify security choices. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2013;29:69-73 pubmed
    ..In this article, the author provides the garage manager with a risk assessment tool that can give him a more justifiable way to determine the kind and extent of security he should provide. ..
  49. Falgoust D. Hospital security over the years: keeping up with the changes. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2002;18:115-22 pubmed
  50. Holt M. Drive-up prescription refill service at a large Navy medical facility. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1992;49:1688-91 pubmed
    ..A drive-up refill service at a large naval medical facility reduced customer congestion, reduced parking demand, and improved customer service at the outpatient pharmacy department. ..
  51. Cope J, Allred L. Community intervention to deter illegal parking in spaces reserved for the physically disabled. J Appl Behav Anal. 1991;24:687-93 pubmed
    ..0% when they were removed) and to 23.7% when the message dispenser condition was repeated. Illegal parking in the final vertical sign condition failed to return to previous levels (M = 37.3%). ..
  52. Burr D. Taking a strategic approach to campus parking. J Healthc Prot Manage. 2006;22:84-8 pubmed
    ..By taking a strategic planning approach, according to the author, campus planners can meet the needs of most of their constituents for convenient, easily accessible and safe parking. ..
  53. Mesner S. Buildings. The space age. Health Serv J. 2004;114:31-3 pubmed