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In a Wednesday morning announcement at Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) in Loveland, UCHealth stated it will partner with ride-share company Uber in a pilot program for patient transportation. The partnership will provide patients “heavily discounted” rides to the hospital or doctor’s appointments. Manny Rodriguez, UCHealth’s Chief Marketting and Experience Officer stated, “Twenty to thirty percent of patients cancel an appointment because they can’t get there." For patients without access to a vehicle or without the ability to operate a vehicle, the new program will offer another option. Many details are still in the works such as the geographic extent of the services and whether rides will be wheelchair or handicap accessible.
Read more from the Coloradoan.