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Jeff Powell
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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Corporate Press Release  08/04/2016  Imperial Parking Corporation (“Impark”), one of North America’s leading parking operators, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Republic Parking System, a parking management company headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, and Republic Parking Northwest, based in Seattle, (collectively “Republic Parking”) operating facilities in more than 100 cities in the United States....
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On November 2nd of last year, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 became law in the United States, adding a layer of difficulty to many hospital expansion plans as it relates to new off-campus hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs). Specifically, Section 603 of the Act introduced a distinction between “off-campus” and “on-campus” facilities as it relates...
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With many hospitals today encompassing over a million square feet, the average patient spends more time looking for their appointment than actually attending the appointment itself. With floor two looking like floor three, oncology looking like neurology, and one hallway mirroring the next, hospitals and doctors alike are finding that a portion of missed appointments...
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Over the last several years, I have had the privilege of visiting and conducting business in over a hundred hospitals across America. The one trend universal to every facility is the use of the soothing messaging: “Hello, relax. We are here to help.” In other words from the lobby to the elevator, hospitals have switched...
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Corporate Press Release  01/10/2015  Imperial Parking Corporation (“Impark”), one of North America’s leading parking operators, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets of San Francisco Parking, Inc. (“City Park”), a parking management company based in San Francisco, California.  City Park operates 85 parking facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area including a...
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It is no question that our world is becoming more and more automated every day. We have become so accustomed to getting what we want, when we want it, with little aid from an actual human being; it’s amazing we actually have any form of social skills left! The largest contributor to this is probably...
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