TQ TeleConnection- April 2018

Hospital works with ride-sharing business to transport patients

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sometimes, patients didn’t have a way to get to their doctor’s appointments.

Other times, they’d find a ride to Hancock Regional Hospital but find themselves stranded after their stay — if it came down to it, hospital staff members would give them a ride home.

Hospital leaders say patients without transportation to or from appointments have become numerous enough for Hancock Health to seek free or low-cost transportation options for those in need. The hospital is working with Uber Health, a new service launched in March by the ride-sharing business, to provide transportation to and from hospital or doctor’s appointments, especially for people with Medicare or Medicaid.

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Daily Reporter (4/5/18) 

Rorye Hatcher