Because the staff response was so strong, with many JHMI departments participating, security decided to expand the program to parking and transportation personnel.
That's because JHMI staff discovered, after speaking with operators of similar facilities, that using them in busy parking structures was problematic.
Upon completion of the evaluation and selection process, JHMI purchased emergency telephones in a stainless steel, wall-mount housing.
JHMI did not wait long to see the usefulness of the system.
After investigating various options, including armored car services, the department decided to provide its own money runs, using off-duty police officers to service JHMI facilities twice each day.
But patients' families are allowed to purchase discounted booklets of either five or ten parking coupons, and departments within JHMI can buy coupon books at a slightly higher rate to provide to contractors, vendors, and other visitors.