Parked in a commuter lot? Security can help you in case of emergency

December 16, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
Michigan Medicine Security can give you a safe ride back to your car in a commuter lot.

At Michigan Medicine, parking on the main medical campus can be a challenge.

That’s why thousands of employees leave their cars in commuter parking lots, where they can then ride shuttles to and from the academic medical center.

However, work schedules may change at a moment’s notice, or emergencies at home can pop up unexpectedly. To help employees reach their car in such situations, the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS), including Michigan Medicine Security, is happy to provide safe escorts to and from commuter lots, even after shuttles stop running.

“I was in the ER until 11 p.m. one night and needed to get back to my car at NCRC,” said Minerva Garcia-Barrio, M.D. With the daily shuttles no longer in service, security officer Steve Oatten drove Garcia-Barrio directly to her car.

“Officer Oatten was the personification of caring, consideration, respect and patience,” Garcia-Barrio said. “This proved to be a great service for all of us!”

To take advantage of this service, employees should call DPSS dispatch at 936-7890 (ext. 67890) and they will take care of the logistics.

For more information on all the parking and transportation services offered to Michigan Medicine employees, click here.