The CTRC Council, a volunteer organization that raises funds for the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, has provided the money to purchase two new vehicles to transport patients who need treatment.
The vehicles are Ford Transit Connect Wagons, equipped with the latest safety equipment, including back-up cameras. The wagons feature GPS navigation systems and sliding doors to make exit and entry comfortable.
One wagon has an extended roof and has seats for 12 passengers. The other vehicle accommodates up to eight passengers.
Mary Jackson, director of the Patient and Family Services division that operates the patient transportation system, expressed the CTRC’s gratitude for the donation earmarked to purchase the wagons.
“We have no budget to purchase new vehicles,” Mary explained, “so this makes it possible to upgrade our transportation to make our patients more comfortable during the ride to the CTRC and the return trip.”
With the gift of the two wagons, two vehicles have been retired, including one that has logged more than 460,000 miles. Patient and Family Services operates three vehicles to transport patients.
Find out more about CTRC’s patient transportation services