Area hospital now offers patient transportation

Lifestyle
November 14, 2022

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital announces transportation services with South Central Illinois Mass Transit District (SCT) for its patients. The patient transportation service will be used to safely escort patients to and from Good Samaritan Hospital who do not have any other means of transportation. Whether patients are going home after a stay in the hospital or getting to an appointment this partnership will provide this service.

“It is the mission of SSM Health to not only provide safe and high-quality care to our patients but also to remove any barriers to access. Through our transportation partnership with SCT, patients will be better connected to providers and services, ensuring healthier rural communities in southern Illinois for years to come,” pledges Jeremy Bradford, President of SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital.

SSM Health continues to live by its mission which is to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by improving and providing regional, cost-effective, quality health services for everyone, with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable. The transportation service is another step closer to the mission. Heather Turner, MSW, LCSW, Director of Social Services at SSM Health states, “we are very excited to expand a much needed transportation service to Good Samaritan Hospital and honored to support our mission by bridging the transportation gaps in our region to our most vulnerable patients.”

For more information regarding the patient transportation service at Good Samaritan Hospital, please contact us at 618-242-4600 and ask for social services.

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