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Jeff Powell
In many teen comedy movies, there’s a scene where a young, carefree valet is tossed the keys to an expensive sports car and drives off on a wacky adventure or somehow damages the vehicle, resulting in a hilarious situation where he has to repair or replace the damaged vehicle before the owner finds out what...
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First impressions are everything. How many times have we heard this? For me the idea of making a good first impression seems to have been embedded in my brain from birth, and I imagine it is no different for the rest of society. With most first impressions typically made in the first seven seconds of...
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Corporate Press Release  03/01/2017  The Board of Directors of Imperial Parking Corporation (“Impark”) today announced the appointment of Ty Stafford as President & Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors, effective January 3, 2017. Mr. Stafford succeeds Allan Copping who held the position of President and CEO since 2010, and remains with...
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With billions of dollars potentially up for grabs if hospitals can meet the growing demand for a better patient experience, it’s no surprise that hospital executives are digging deep into their bag of tricks to ensure a positive interaction. One of the business units being evaluated is the first touchpoint for most patients: parking operations....
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Corporate Press Release  28/11/2016  Imperial Parking Corporation (“Impark”) today announced the appointment of Henrik Slipsager as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective November 1st, 2016. “I am honored to be named Chairman of Impark’s Board” said Henrik Slipsager.  “The company is a respected leader in the parking industry, and this is a particularly exciting...
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When my brother-in-law was recovering from a series of long and intensely debilitating chemotherapy sessions and struggling to regain his strength, he told me his philosophy: “Every step counts.” It is not uncommon, in fact it is expected, for chemo patients to experience exhaustion after treatment. But it’s not just exhaustion; according to the American...
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For over 12 years, I have been privileged to spend my life with a nurse. Over this time, I have had a front row seat to the highs and lows my wife has experienced as a caregiver. Many who are acquainted with me know the conviction I have for the importance of nurses in healthcare....
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Did you ever stop to think about the evolution of the parking industry: why we pay for parking or when paid parking first began? This is not something I had given a great deal of thought to until I accepted a position at Impark Health providing parking solutions to healthcare facilities. What I’ve learned since...
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“In our changing landscape, continue to provide value to both clients and consumers. Getting this right will allow you to grow the parking inventory you have to sell, and will keep consumers coming back to you to buy.” Impark was founded in 1962 with one surface lot in Vancouver, British Columbia. Having grown organically throughout...
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Recently, I had the opportunity to represent Impark Health at The Beryl Institute Patient Experience Conference in Dallas, Texas. As part of our booth, we surveyed patient-experience representatives from various hospitals to help understand how they feel patients view their parking operations and how certain features of the parking operation work toward enhancing the patient...
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