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For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2013

Free valet parking now offered at St. Luke's Hospital with expanded services offered at Charlton Memorial Hospital

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast™ Health System announced today that beginning on Monday, April 22, free valet parking will now be available at the main and Emergency Department entrances of St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. Valet services will expand at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River on Monday, April 29, with services now offered at the main entrance, the Wound Care Center entrance, the Cancer Center entrance and Emergency Department entrance.

"Our goal is to always offer exceptional service to our patients," said Michael Bachstein, Vice President of Facilities Development & Engineering for Southcoast Health System. "We hope this service will help our patients get into the hospital more quickly and without having to worry about parking their car or walking a long distance to get the care they need."

The free service is open to all patients receiving any hospital service, including outpatient procedures, all visitors and all volunteers, including those who faithfully donate at the Southcoast Blood Bank. Service hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As part of the service, trained attendants will be available to assist patients getting in and out of their vehicles as they arrive and depart the main and Emergency Department entrances at St. Luke's and the main entrance, Wound Care Center entrance, Cancer Center entrance and Emergency Department entrance at Charlton.

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Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer

Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast through social media at

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