With that continued growth, though, comes an ever-growing parking problem that the hospital is in the process of assessing and determining the best solutions for, Valley View CEO Gary Brewer said during the Hospital Association's annual meeting on Thursday.
"We don't have enough parking, we know that," Brewer
said in his
annual progress report.
Valet parking alone has increased 87 percent since 2011, from about 26,600 vehicles parked to 38,600 last year, he
But, with a price tag of between $8 million and $10 million, Brewer
said the hospital has continued to explore options.
That includes buying up additional land nearby for more surface parking, he
"It is something we're looking at," Brewer
Meanwhile, the number of full-time-equivalent employees at Valley View
also continues to increase, from 748 in 2014 to 852 last year.
Overall wages and benefits have also increased, from $89.8 million in 2014 to more than $106 million last year.
In addition, the VVH Auxiliary maintains a volunteer corps of 135 adults and 17 juniors, logging 15,000 volunteer hours in 2015, Brewer
The Calaway Young Cancer Center
is now accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer
Since opening in 2012, the Cancer Center has seen an increase in total infusion (chemotherapy) treatments from 1,181 to 6,792 last year, while the number radiation treatments has increased in that four-year period from 746 to 4,531.
Integrated care services have increased the most, from 2,464 in 2012 to 16,159 last year, Brewer