Center Takes Pain Out of Car Parking


Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston, recently completed major upgrades to its parking facilities, replacing decades-old technology to help streamline access, improve mobility and reduce congestion for the 10 million patients, visitors, staff and students who drive to the center each year.

The 1,400-acre TMC hosts 21 hospitals, four medical schools and six nursing schools. Along with being the largest medical campus in the world, it follows logic that it would also boast the largest parking facility in North America. TMC has 30,000 parking spaces spread across 19 garages and 20 surface lots.

Shawn W. Cloonan, chief operating officer of TMC, says the upgrades to its parking technology were necessary to match the center’s commitment to excellence in all of its operations.

“The Texas Medical Center is synonymous with world-class, innovative care and research, so it was imperative for us to partner with providers that would deliver equally innovative solutions to address our parking and mobility needs,” he says.

It partnered with operator LAZ Parking, which, in turn, brought parking and mobility solutions company FlashParking on board to help bring the technology in its facilities up to par.

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