Valet, parking fees change
Effective Nov. 17, MUSC patients and visitors started paying for
parking. MUSC announced that hourly patient/visitor parking, which
includes cash transactions and transactions validated for courtesy
parking, remains at 75 cents per half hour. Parking charges greater
than $3 will not be charged to patients with a validated parking
Parking Management's Cheryl Sturges hands out a parking fee flyer to an MUSC visitor in the patient-visitor G-lot.
Valet parking services have increased to $5. This applies to valet
services offered at Ashley River Tower, Hollings Cancer Center and
Rutledge Tower. Inpatient and overnight parking remains unchanged at 75
cents each half hour or a $6 maximum (overnight/24-hour rate). MUSC
patients/visitors may park at various campus locations including the
Ashley-Rutledge Garage, Patient and Visitor Parking (G-lot), Courtenay
Drive Parking Garage (K-lot) and Jonathan Lucas Street Patient Garage.
The increases only reflect a change in the payer mix, according to
Melinda Anderson, director, Office of Parking Management, where the
clinics and hospital validate parking after the first two hours during
a visit. The change is revenue neutral for OPM and is expected to
generate a greater overall cost savings to the hospital and
institution. Plan details were laid out by Anderson, hospital and
university administrators since October.
Projected revenue from parking fee changes will be about $2
million per year, according to Lisa Montgomery, director, Division of
Finance and Administration.
Nov. 21, 2008