AUSTIN, Minn. — Valet parking service will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. This service, which will be available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is being offered to patients and visitors who find it difficult to walk long distances, those who have an injury that limits their mobility, or parents with young children.
This new valet service is being implemented temporarily because the handicapped-accessible parking spaces that were located near the front entrance were moved to accommodate heavy equipment and construction materials for the construction that is currently occurring on the addition of the building that will connect the North Clinic elevators to the newly remodeled Medical/Surgical Unit and Family Birth Center. This new addition also will include waiting rooms on both floors and a warm, calming environment for families and friends of loved ones who are in the hospital.
“We are pleased to offer this service to our patients in light of all the construction taking place on campus,” says Kris Johnson, Vice Chair of Administration for both Albert Lea and Austin campuses. “We hope this will aid our patients and visitors getting to and from our facility during this time of exciting change. The valet services are made possible through the generous donation of time given by our Auxiliary volunteers who will be providing these services.”
The construction of this addition is tentatively scheduled for completion in the fall of 2020. When construction is complete the handicapped-accessible parking spaces will return to their previous location. At that time, the temporary valet parking service will be discontinued.
Press ContactRick Thiesse