"It has been my pleasure to work with Chris Platt in the capacity of project manager for a 1.3 million dollar parking upgrade of the Eastern Virginia Medical Center (EVMC) parking facilities. The overall project represents the cooperative efforts of the EVMC Committee on Planning and Parking (COPP) which has senior executive representatives from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and the Norfolk Department of Public Health. In addition, the COPP accepts tertiary responsibility for the oversight of the parking relationships with Central Baptist Church and the Medical Tower under the auspices of S. L. Nusbaum.
The EVMC COPP oversight includes parking for ~11,000 faculty, staff, medical residents and students working shift duties daily and ~70,000 visitors monthly in ~5200 spaces provided in 3 garages, ~15 surface lots and 2 visitor pay lots. The visitor constituency is made up of patients, visitors to patients, and care-givers that include doctors, nurses and clergy. In all, it is approximately ~40 lanes of traffic. I have included a map of the medical center campus in order to help you visualize.
Obviously, the project manager has to be a committed, conscientious and responsible person in order to see a project of this magnitude to successful completion. Chris Platt embodies those virtues and makes a commitment that his staff and company will share these attributes. In addition, throughout the resolution of the management issues that evolved with the vendor of record, Chris and his company maintained their commitment to the project. EVMS actually worked with the vendor of record to have them sub-contract with NBPAC, specifically Chris Platt, to continue being the project manager and official agent for EVMS on the EVMC parking upgrade for the conclusion of the second phase and completion of the final phase. This was done in order to protect the EVMC investment in the project and maintain deployment continuity. This effort was quite clearly an endorsement of NBPAC and Chris Platt. EVMS also contracted directly with NBPAC for ongoing onsite support and maintenance to be renewed on an annual basis.
In summary, EVMS, managing partner of the effort, would not have acted to perpetuate the relationship with NBPAC and Chris Platt if we had not clearly identified his company as the best possible local provider of the services we need. We look forward to a long, successful and fruitful relationship as we continue to improve the parking facilities of the Eastern Virginia Medical Center for our parker population. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me."
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Deborah A. Taylor, CCP
EVMS Director, Business & Financial Information Systems
EVMS Chief Information Officer
EVMC Parking Upgrade Project Manager