For Immediate Release
January 7, 2019
Michelle Lazzarotti, 732-745-8528, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edna Arguello-Hitchner, 732-745-8528, email@example.com
Susanna Arntz, 973-223-2153, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has partnered with RoundTrip to offer on-demand and pre-scheduled rides to select patients for non-emergent medical appointments. This includes rideshare, through RoundTrip’s partnership with Lyft, medical sedans, and wheelchair/ stretcher vehicles.
“Lack of access to transportation is one of the most commonly cited reasons for patients missing appointments,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, interim CEO and president of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Working with RoundTrip enables us to expand our patients’ access to care by eliminating transportation as a barrier. Coordinating rides for patients in need will help us reduce missed appointments and cancellations, improve the patient experience, and prevent unnecessary disruptions in patient care. It will also give us real-time data and analytics to further understand the needs of the population we serve.”
The service has initially launched with Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Wound Care Center® and Hyperbaric Services in New Brunswick and Monroe Township and Saint Peter’s Sports Medicine Institute in Somerset. Saint Peter’s plans to expand to other key service areas in the healthcare system over the next year, including specific outpatient services; Radiation Oncology; Same Day Surgery; and The Diabetes and Hypertension Center, Saint Peter’s patient-centered medical home, located at Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Family Health Center in New Brunswick .
“We look forward to working with Saint Peter’s to not only expand access for patients to get to their appointments but also to remove the operational burden of coordinating transportation,” said Mark Switaj, CEO and founder of RoundTrip. “As we continue to grow within New Jersey, we are excited and proud to be working with innovative organizations such as Saint Peter’s to create options for medical transportation, thereby addressing one of the key social determinants of health.”
We are a healthcare technology company that’s fixing medical transportation. We provide a simple, comprehensive patient ride ordering software that is connected to our nationwide transportation provider network.
RoundTrip provides healthcare professionals — including care coordinators, social workers, nurses and other transport requestors — with easy-to-use online and mobile platforms that connect patients with non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) such as medical cars, wheelchair vans, and stretcher vehicles when and where they need it. Our on-demand patient ride ordering system saves time, reduces expenses, and improves the quality of care.
About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital, and state-designated children’s hospital and regional perinatal center; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees outpatient facilities, including the CARES Surgicenter; and Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physician practices. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical Health and Sciences. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.