Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) has begun restricting access to the main hospital through the Emergency Department (ED) from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

    Ryan Kennedy, KRMC Chief Operations Officer, said the restricted access is necessary to free up parking outside the ED.

    “We realize the convenience of going through the ED to get to certain hospital services," Kennedy said. ``However, we have very limited ED parking space and people who need emergency care are being impacted.”

   Patients and guests who do not need emergency services are asked to use the parking lot near the hospital’s main entrance, located off Beverly Avenue. KRMC volunteers offer complementary shuttle service for anyone who would like a ride from their car to any building on the hospital campus.

   Additionally, volunteers provide wheelchair assistance within KRMC facilities for anyone who may have trouble walking to their appointments.

   Please call 928-263-3330 for courtesy shuttle service or volunteer assistance. This information will also be posted on signs in KRMC parking lots.

   It is important to note that the above restrictions only apply during hospital visiting hours.

   After 8:00 p.m., KRMC’s main entrance is closed and the only access to the hospital is through the Emergency Department. After-hours visitors must check in at the ED admitting desk to obtain a pass for entry into the hospital.