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Properly mapping hospitals is important to routing and for proper search results. This wiki will cover how to map a hospital, place the stop point at the appropriate location, and how to name them. However, this does not include the topic of Urgent Care clinics. Please verify with your local SM or RC for local guidance.
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Properly mapping hospitals is important to routing and for proper search results. This wiki will cover how to map a hospital, urgent care clinic, place the stop point at the appropriate location, and how to name them.
  
 
==Adding a Hospital==
 
==Adding a Hospital==
In order to map a hospital you must first identify the grounds that they are located on. Many major hospitals across the nation are located on grounds known as campuses or centers. These property types may include other buildings and parking lots or just one massive building with each section representing a different field of practice.
 
  
To ensure that the area is mapped correctly, please only use information provided by that facility via the facilities website. Many include maps of their proper, including specific parking for certain types of patients. Others will include maps of other facilities located in other parts of the building or property.
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When mapping a hospital, first identify the grounds where it is located. Many major hospitals are located on extensive grounds known as campuses or centers. These property types may include many buildings and multiple parking lots. Other hospitals are just a single building with parking.
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To ensure that the hospital grounds are mapped correctly, please only use information either provided by that facility's website or obtained by observation on-the-ground.
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==Adding an Urgent Care Clinic==
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'''<u>Campus/Centers</u>'''
 
'''<u>Campus/Centers</u>'''
  
These types of properties will be mapped as an area. As with many large places, you will map them to the borderline of the property. This is to include the parking lots. <!-- include link to wiki describing how to map large areas like stadiums as an example. I can't remember what it's called. -->
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These types of properties are mapped as areas, if needed. As with many large places, they should be mapped to the fence line of the property, including the parking lots. <!-- include link to wiki describing how to map large areas like stadiums as an example. I can't remember what it's called. -->
  
 
'''<u>Buildings on property</u>'''
 
'''<u>Buildings on property</u>'''
  
Many of the large properties will house or lease buildings that facilitate other medical practices. For these buildings, add a place point and ensure it is located at the entrance. <!-- include screenshot of a campus/center with buildings -->
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Often, large properties will contain buildings that house specialty clinics or individual medical practices. For these buildings, add a place point and ensure it is located at the entrance nearest to parking. <!-- include screenshot of a campus/center with buildings -->
  
 
'''<u>Hospital</u>'''
 
'''<u>Hospital</u>'''
  
The hospital itself will be mapped as an area. This will add a visual aid when navigating the large property.
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The general hospital building should be mapped as an area. This will show the name at the hospital location, aiding navigation.
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'''<u>Urgent Care Clinics</u>'''
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Urgent Care Clinics should be mapped as an area and outline the building.
  
 
====Mapping Emergency Rooms (ER)====
 
====Mapping Emergency Rooms (ER)====
  
Properly mapping a hospitals ER is very important for both routing and search results. The place point of the ER should be located at the entrance of the ER doors. This would be at or right next to where the ambulance drops patients off. If this is not the proper location many hospitals will have building maps, on their website, indication the exact location of the ER entrance.
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Properly mapping a hospital's ER is very important for both routing and search results. The place point of the ER should be located at the public entrance of the ER. If the facility has a website map, it will usually indicate the location of the ER entrance.
  
In rare cases, some hospitals may own an emergency center for locations that are located too far from an actual hospital. This is especially true for rural areas across the US. For these locations, they only serve one purpose, emergency care. The entire building is one giant ER. This would be the only time an "ER" only hospital would be a place area over a place point. Refer to the hospital stop poin in the Stop Point section <!-- insert Stop Point wiki link --> for the proper stop point location <!-- could I have added any more stop points? lol -->.
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In some cases, hospitals may operate emergency centers at locations other than the hospital itself, especially in rural areas across the US. These locations only serve one purpose; emergency care -- the entire building is an ER. In this case, map the building as an Area, and place the stop point at the patient entrance.
  
 
For the naming of the ER point, please refer to the Naming section <!-- include link to the Naming section -->
 
For the naming of the ER point, please refer to the Naming section <!-- include link to the Naming section -->
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Clinics, and Medical offices which do not offer urgent medical care for Walk-Ins should use the Office, (and any other appropriate) category instead.
 
Clinics, and Medical offices which do not offer urgent medical care for Walk-Ins should use the Office, (and any other appropriate) category instead.
  
As for the campus/center areas, they should also utilize the office category and others in relation to what is found on that property (there are instances that a university may run a hospital and the location may be on or adjacent to the university).
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As for the campus/center areas, they should also utilize the office and other appropriate categories in relation to what is found on that property (there are instances that a university may run a hospital and the location may be on or adjacent to the university and offer classes).
  
 
==Naming==
 
==Naming==
  
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Please use the following naming format for Hospital / Medical Care names
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* Name the hospital Area: '''Hospital Name'''
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* Name the Emergency Entrance: '''ER - Hospital Name'''
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* If there is a separate ambulance entrance, please name it as: '''ER Ambulance Entrance - Hospital Name'''
  
 
==Lock Level==
 
==Lock Level==

Latest revision as of 04:47, 26 November 2015

This is the wiki page is for mapping hospitals and Urgent Care Clinics in the US
Hospital image.png

Properly mapping hospitals is important to routing and for proper search results. This wiki will cover how to map a hospital, urgent care clinic, place the stop point at the appropriate location, and how to name them.

Adding a Hospital

When mapping a hospital, first identify the grounds where it is located. Many major hospitals are located on extensive grounds known as campuses or centers. These property types may include many buildings and multiple parking lots. Other hospitals are just a single building with parking. To ensure that the hospital grounds are mapped correctly, please only use information either provided by that facility's website or obtained by observation on-the-ground.

Adding an Urgent Care Clinic

Place point or Area

The assignment of point or area is very important. For this, special rules apply.

Campus/Centers

These types of properties are mapped as areas, if needed. As with many large places, they should be mapped to the fence line of the property, including the parking lots.

Buildings on property

Often, large properties will contain buildings that house specialty clinics or individual medical practices. For these buildings, add a place point and ensure it is located at the entrance nearest to parking.

Hospital

The general hospital building should be mapped as an area. This will show the name at the hospital location, aiding navigation.

Urgent Care Clinics

Urgent Care Clinics should be mapped as an area and outline the building.

Mapping Emergency Rooms (ER)

Properly mapping a hospital's ER is very important for both routing and search results. The place point of the ER should be located at the public entrance of the ER. If the facility has a website map, it will usually indicate the location of the ER entrance.

In some cases, hospitals may operate emergency centers at locations other than the hospital itself, especially in rural areas across the US. These locations only serve one purpose; emergency care -- the entire building is an ER. In this case, map the building as an Area, and place the stop point at the patient entrance.

For the naming of the ER point, please refer to the Naming section

Stop Points

Campus/Centers

The stop point should be located at the main entrance (main point of access and not a side street). Many locations have signs along the road to guide visitors to location they are looking for.

Hospitals

The stop point for the hospital should be located at what would be considered the main entrance. Many hospital websites will include this in a map that they offer or via an online directory. If you are still unable to locate the main entrance, consult an SM or RC for assistance.

Categories

As indicated in Places/USA, only Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, and places offering Urgent Medical Care should use the Hospital/Medical Care category.

Clinics, and Medical offices which do not offer urgent medical care for Walk-Ins should use the Office, (and any other appropriate) category instead.

As for the campus/center areas, they should also utilize the office and other appropriate categories in relation to what is found on that property (there are instances that a university may run a hospital and the location may be on or adjacent to the university and offer classes).

Naming

Please use the following naming format for Hospital / Medical Care names


  • Name the hospital Area: Hospital Name
  • Name the Emergency Entrance: ER - Hospital Name
  • If there is a separate ambulance entrance, please name it as: ER Ambulance Entrance - Hospital Name

Lock Level

Lock levels vary by state. Please check your states wiki page for the proper lock level of hospitals.

Parking Lot Roads

It is essential that parking lot roads (PLRs) are mapped properly to ensure proper routing. Especially with large hospitals with various place points. It is also helpful to utilize the GPS layer to get an idea of what PLRs are used the most.

Many hospitals, that are large enough, have named roads that go through it. It is important to ensure these roads are named correctly as the addresses of many buildings are tied to them.