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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF October 4, 2019 | Archived Issues

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Parking Rate Changes Coming in November

Our organization has been working hard to identify ways in which we can operate more efficiently while upholding our mission to our patients and the community. With your help, we've implemented many strategic decisions to help us achieve our goals—decisions that allow us to continue investing in our organization, its people and resources.

Most recently, we surveyed the current parking rates for patients, visitors, employees and faculty physicians at our lots and garages. After a thorough analysis, we will be adjusting parking rates in November for all full-time, part-time and per-diem Cedars-Sinai Medical Center employees, independent contractors and faculty physicians who pay for parking.

The new rates will be as follows:

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This tiered approach to parking rates closely models our tiered approach to medical benefits and takes into consideration the range of salaries of our individual employees. For some employees, parking rates will decrease. For others, rates will increase. The new parking rates will be reflected in your Nov. 15 paycheck. Additionally, daily parking rates for our patients and visitors will change beginning Monday, Nov. 4. Information about those rate changes will be shared in the following weeks and also can be found in the FAQ below.

For more than two decades, Cedars-Sinai has maintained parking rates and subsidized much of the cost of parking for our employees and patients. Now, we are adjusting our rates to reflect current industry standards. As an example, employees at UCLA Health pay between $83 and $152 a month for parking. At Keck Medicine of USC, employees pay between $81 and $172 a month for parking.

We believe our tiered approach—again, structured like our benefits model and based on compensation—sets our rates at a reasonable cost. In most cases, our rates are still much lower than those of our healthcare counterparts. We hope you understand our need to make these adjustments. The attached FAQ provides more information about the rate changes.

Please remember that our Rideshare Program provides many great options for commuting to work, including subsidies for public transportation and rewards for alternative means of getting to work, such as bicycling or walking. For example, we are doubling our subsidy for bus and Metro passes from $50 to $100. Additionally, we are re-evaluating parking lot assignments to ensure employees are parking as close as possible to their assigned work areas. You will be notified if your lot assignment changes.

Thank you for continued dedication, understanding and support.

- Jeff Smith, MD, JD, MMM, executive vice president of Hospital Operations and chief operating officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

- Andy Ortiz, senior vice president, Human Resources

Parking Employee FAQ (PDF)  

Rideshare Program (PDF)