Ride N Care Partners with St. Joseph Health System
It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Ride N Care.
First, we’ve rolled out some new functionality for users of our web platform, which improves usability and the overall digital experience for our customers.
Second, we’ve ramped up recruiting of RNC Pro’s to our marketplace, adding a number of new Pro’s in targeted service areas, thereby increasing availability for customers who need the benefit of mobility assistance and transportation from a professionally trained driver.
And third, we announced our new patient transportation partnership with St. Joseph Health System in Southern California. SJH – now part of Providence St. Joseph Health – is an integrated Catholic health care delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. With healthcare facilities in Southern and Northern California, along with Texas and New Mexico, SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups.
We were particularly drawn to SJH as a partner because of their longstanding commitment to the concept of delivering a “continuum of care” to their patients; as embodied by their four core values:
DIGNITY – We respect each person as an inherently valuable member of the human community and as a unique expression of life.
SERVICE– We bring people together who recognize that every interaction is a unique opportunity to serve one another, the community, and society.
EXCELLENCE– We foster personal and professional development, accountability, innovation, teamwork, and commitment to quality.
JUSTICE – We advocate for systems and structures that are attuned to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged and that promote a sense of community among all persons.
For Ride N Care, this new partnership dramatically expands the footprint of our health + wellness transportation marketplace to include patient discharge transportation for one of the largest health systems in the West. Through our partnership, both SJH and Ride N Care are joining forces to remove access to transportation as a barrier to healthcare and wellness opportunities. And working together, we’re improving patient outcomes.
As Ride N Care’s CEO, Danilo Toskovic noted last week, “We are delighted to partner alongside St. Joseph Health to deliver improved patient outcomes with a simple, reliable, and essential transportation solution. Ride N Care’s health and wellness transportation service fits well with St. Joseph Health’s continuum of care and our shared desire to deliver personalized patient transportation in a simple, flexible, and cost-efficient program.”