Pilot Program To Provide Lyft Rides To Help Expectant Parents Get To Appointments
The goal is to help women get care if they need it before the pregnancy escalates to risky. “Having a service like this allows us to know that the patient arrived at the place we wanted them to arrive, which is a great thing,” said Dr. Albert Chan of Sutter Health.
Capital Public Radio:
Need A Ride To The Doctor? UC Davis Will Call Some Pregnant Women A Lyft.
Hospitals are increasingly trying out rides-hailing companies such as Lyft and Uber to get patients to appointments. A new UC Davis pilot program funded by the Children’s Miracle Network will cover the cost of a Lyft for expectant parents. (Caiola, 5/21)
In other news —
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Grossmont District Honors 'Healthcare Heroes' For 2018
Nominated by colleagues, mentors or friends, the heroes are community volunteers who help improve the quality of health care in East County. Winners are feted by the Grossmont Healthcare District at an annual luncheon. This year marked the 12th year of the awards. (Pearlman, 5/21)