It has been four months since valet parking ended at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, and officials say there has been some confusion about patient and visitor parking.
"We have had a lot of communication from the public, much of it being positive," said director of community relations Harry Nickens. "But there are some people who think that you have to pay. We want to make sure that people know you do not have to pay to park if you are coming to the hospital."
Nickens said there are 81 visitor parking spaces in both the south lot off of Figg Alley and 80 in hospital owned portion of the lot near CVS. Those who park on the fourth level of the downtown parking garage can have their tickets validated at the hospital's Third Street entrance reception desk, Nickens said.
There also are 10 handicapped and 45-minute parking spaces outside the emergency department.