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.”