As FMH’s reputation for superb patient care expands beyond the borders of Frederick County, the influx of patients from neighboring counties and states continues to grow. More than 7,000 vehicles enter and exit our grounds daily, challenging our ability to provide adequate parking.
In November, we will begin to expand our existing parking garage to 1,290 parking spaces, bringing total parking at FMH to more than 1,700 spaces. Prior to this construction project, the entrance from 7th Street requires some upgrades, and a new garage entrance from Park Avenue needs to be constructed.
Construction to expand the parking garage is scheduled to begin in November 2012 and to finish in November 2013. During that time, visitors will not be allowed to park in the garage as it will be a construction area. All visitors are encouraged to use our free valet parking service. Your vehicle will be parked under cover in the garage and will be retrieved for you when you are ready to leave.
Please click the images below to take a closer look.
The Rooftop Helipad
Finishing work continues on the helipad as crews are putting the final touches on the siding and painting the interior of the ramp tunnel and the emergency stairway area. The elevator construction is nearly complete. New drywall is being installed in the lobby areas on all floors of the hospital. The elevators will be operational by the end of the month.
Work continues on studding and framing out the new walls and building the head walls in the new patient rooms. Electrical and plumbing rough-ins are continuing on schedule. Duct work is being installed and insulated as patch work on the concrete slab flooring is continuing.
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