LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) — In order to ensure that patients and visitors are able to find convenient and reliable parking when visiting University of Kentucky HealthCare facilities, it is essential that all members of the campus community are familiar with and comply with the rules relating to UK HealthCare patient and visitor parking areas.
Employees, students and university contractors are prohibited from parking in any patient and visitor parking area while working in an official capacity or attending class from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise authorized by Parking and Transportation Services and displaying the appropriate parking credentials. The fine associated with citations issued for unauthorized parking in UK HealthCare patient and visitor parking facilities will increase from $25 per violation to $100 effective Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
“When patients and their visitors travel to UK HealthCare, they depend on finding available parking within our HealthCare parking facilities,” explained Lance Broeking, director of Parking and Transportation Services. “The increased fine is reflective of the importance that the university places on patient access and is intended to be a strong deterrent to abuse of patient and visitor parking areas by our employees, students and contractors.”
For more detailed information on parking for employees, students and university contractors at UK HealthCare facilities, please refer to UK HealthCare Policy #A10-055 at www.uky.edu/pts/sites/www.uky.edu.pts/files/pdfs/UKHealthCarePolicyA10-055.pdf.
Any member of the campus community in violation of the above policies should seek alternate parking accommodations immediately. For information on commuting alternatives or to purchase daily or monthly parking, please visit www.uky.edu/pts, call 859-257-5757 or visit the Parking and Transportation Services office in the Press Avenue Garage (721 Press Ave.).
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