1,300 Parking Spaces Added at Lee Health Hospital

1,300 Parking Spaces Added at Lee Health Hospital

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Aug. 2, 2017) Finding a parking space is much easier at Gulf Coast Medical Center today with the official opening of a new parking garage. The six-level facility, located on the southwest corner of the hospital campus, adds 1,300 new parking spaces.

Safety and security of visitors, employees and volunteers are top priorities at all Lee Health locations, and the new parking garage incorporates many advances in safety design and technology. One hundred twenty-four digital cameras are incorporated into the facility providing comprehensive surveillance of all levels, stairwells and elevator lobbies, and provide time-stamped, automated entry to the facility by scanning license plates (requires prior registration). Each camera is capable of delivering high resolution live and recorded video regardless of lighting and weather conditions. These cameras utilize some of the most advanced video analytics available to alert security personnel to activity as it occurs.

In addition to the numerous cameras, each of the six floors has two strategically located and highly visible call-for-assistance boxes. These are the same call-for-assistance boxes utilized by some of the largest hospitals, malls and amusement parks in the nation. A simple press of a button will create an alarm in security control that will open a two-way audio link. With the aid of the superior video coverage, campus security officers can visually verify activity in real time and respond appropriately. Regular physical patrols of the garage are planned by security, as well.

“Especially during peak times of high census in the hospital, parking has been challenging on the campus for visitors as well as staff. We are grateful to have the additional parking spaces in a safe and secure environment,” says Josh DeTillio, Chief Administrative Officer.

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org

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