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Hospital to unveil campus shuttle program

06/02/2017

Uniontown Hospital will launch a new campus shuttle service for patients and visitors – the Will Ride Campus Shuttle – in the coming months.

The service will feature 6-seat electric golf carts – complete with roofs and doors, which will be used to assist patients and visitors from parking lots to the hospital entrance.

“Our primary concern is always for our patients and their families,” CEO Steve Handy said. “Recognizing the difficulty some have reaching the building from the patient and visitor parking lots, we are introducing this program to help them get to the building safer, faster and without struggle.”

The Will Ride carts will be piloted by volunteer staff and will make regular rounds through the patient and visitor parking lots on the hospital campus to assist folks to the Main Entrance.

“We want to make health care as convenient as possible for those that depend on us,” Human Resources Executive Director Christa Ebbert said. “This program will allow us to help out in a way that we had not been able to in the past.”

The “car to curb” shuttle service will operate daily, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scott Martin, Director of Volunteer Services and Pastoral Care, said that the Will Ride Campus Shuttle will be staffed entirely by volunteers.

He said the hospital began recruiting for the new volunteer program in May and is continuing to work to fill out the driving roster.

“We are looking for more drivers to help us get up and running with this great way to make a healthy difference,” Martin said. “Our drivers need to be at least 21-years-old, have a clean driving record and possess a valid driver’s license. If you or someone you know is looking for a new way to help out in the community, this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.”

Officials said they hope to launch the program this summer.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a driver, or as a non-driving assistant for the Will Ride program can call Volunteer Services at 724-430-5671 or email flasher@utwn.org. 

Click here to download a Will Ride Application

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