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Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition by Tony W York, Don MacAlister

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Chapter 23

Parking and the External Environment

Abstract

Medical center parking areas, whether surface lots or multi-level structures, are often scary and downright dangerous places. Even though parking needs and parking issues have always been a major concern for healthcare organizations, they frequently fail to receive proper planning processes, including providing necessary security safeguards. The control of parking is a major activity for medical care facilities. Rarely does a healthcare organization have ample parking to meet peak parking demands. This chapter focuses on the responsibilities many security departments have for managing parking services and enforcing parking regulations to affect orderly use. The chapter also discusses best ...

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