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NMC and Local Veterans Kick Off New Valet Service April 5

On Wednesday, April 5, Northwestern Medical Center and local veterans are unveiling a new valet program, assisting patients and visitors around the hospital campus. NMC’s Veterans Sponsored Valet Service will be staffed by local veterans and will offer transportation in a six-passenger enclosed electric vehicle, as well as parking of personal vehicles. Visitors who park in NMC lots can get a ride to the main entrance, or to other on-campus buildings such as the Cobblestone Health Commons.

The new service officially launches on April 5 with a 4 p.m. ceremonial “christening” of the valet vehicle, and the community is invited to attend.

As NMC grows, so grows the need for help in navigating the hospitals campus and outpatient buildings along Crest Road. To help accommodate this, the new free-of-charge service will operate from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday, the times of highest traffic on campus. This initiative builds on NMC’s commitment to exceptional care with the addition of this new service.

NMC’s Veterans Sponsored Valet operations will be conducted from a podium located at the main hospital entrance and radios will assist with communications.

The local Military Service Organizations – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 758, American Legion Post 1, American Legion Post 88, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 753, Marine Corps League, and Elks Lodge 1566 have been busy preparing to launch this exciting new service.

Our veterans have pledged $50,000 to support NMC’s Master Facility Plan construction. Additionally, these veterans’ organizations will be holding fundraising events to fulfill this commitment: Watch for these fundraising events in the local news media. Volunteers for the program are still needed. For more information about the service or to volunteer, call 524-1299.

All of the Valet Service volunteers look forward to providing this invaluable service to the hospital’s patients and visitors. Veterans have served their country and continue to serve their community.