Miriam Hospital has invited residents to a meeting on parking issues on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 in the Fain Building on Fifth St (2nd floor lecture room). The meeting is part of a traffic study being conducted by consultants as a condition of Miriam’s approved master plan.

Officials from the Providence Police and the Providence Department of Planning and Development will be there as well.

Miriam treated more than 100,000 patients, including inpatients, emergency room visitors and outpatients in 2005, all but a very few arriving by car. A staff of more than 2,200, plus 800 or more affiliated doctors, must also come and go. With the current expansion and created a planned future growth in emergency room capacity, we can expect hospital parking needs to increase in the years ahead.