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When hospital closes ER parking lot for months, where do patients go?

Starting Monday, emergency room parking at Carolinas Medical Center will change for several months while a new generator is installed.
Starting Monday, emergency room parking at Carolinas Medical Center will change for several months while a new generator is installed. mhames@charlotteobserver.com

Beginning Monday, Carolinas Medical Center’s emergency room parking lot will close while a new generator is installed.

Patients, families and visitors will be directed to alternatives when they arrive. For example, patients at the adult and children’s ERs will be provided free valet parking, with attendants stationed in the circle driveway between the two ER entrances.

Visitors will be directed to a nearby surface lot or parking deck. Directional signs will point to these locations, and attendants will have maps.

The parking change is expected to last four to five months while the hospital installs a new generator to better support critical patient care areas.

Karen Garloch: 704-358-5078, @kgarloch

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