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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Loyola Medicine launches innovative transport service for patients

Loyola ambulance

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) patients requiring non-emergency ambulance transportation can now be cared for by a new service offered by Loyola called Loyola Medicine Transport LLC.  This new service provides basic and advanced life support, non-emergent van transportation, lab and courier services for Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and both hospitals’ ambulatory sites.

Loyola Medicine Transport operates a fleet of 25 vehicles, including 13 ambulances and 12 courier vehicles that are housed in Melrose Park. To bring this service to Loyola, LUHS has partnered with Community Emergency Medical Service, Inc., the largest non-profit ambulance provider in the United States.

“Loyola Medicine Transport will provide prompt, safe and patient-centered transport services for our hospitalized and ambulatory patients, as well as for our referring hospitals,” said Daniel J. Post, executive vice president, Network Development and System Integration, Loyola University Health System. “The transfer of patients through Loyola Medicine Transport will elevate our patient-centered model of care by offering patients an exemplary level of service.”

 “A new medi-van service, called “Medi-ride,” will enable us to transport patients who don’t meet the medical necessity for an ambulance or wheelchair transport more cost effectively and efficiently,” said Post.  “Loyola Medicine Transport is part of our commitment to population health management and to ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care and service throughout the continuum of care.”   

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.