March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018
NORTHAMPTON – To help Pioneer Valley residents access health care services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Cooley Dickinson Health Care and Mass General are teaming up to offer a round-trip, non-stop daily van shuttle. The free service debuts Monday, April 9.
“We are excited to offer this new service to make it easier for patients and family members to access care when needed at Mass General,” President and Chief Executive Officer Joanne Marqusee said.
“We have heard from people in our community that the challenges and worries of getting to and parking in Boston can be a barrier to getting the care they want at Mass General. We are thrilled that our affiliation with Mass General will make access easier for our community.”
“It’s exciting to announce this partnership with Cooley Dickinson,” said Tony James, Mass General Hospital’s senior vice president of network development and integration. “Getting patients to the right care at the right time and in the right place is the motivation behind this shuttle service. We look forward to providing enhanced access to MGH for residents of the Pioneer Valley,” added James, who is also a member of the Cooley Dickinson Health Care Board of Trustees.
The 12-passenger van, which is equipped with Wi-Fi, will depart daily from the parking lot across from 8 Atwood Drive in Northampton at 6:30 am. The van’s destination is Mass General Hospital’s Fruit Street Main Entrance. The van will leave Mass General for Northampton at 3 pm. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday; it is not available on major holidays.
The service, which is a pilot program, is open to Pioneer Valley residents. There is no cost to ride the shuttle, but reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 888-554-4CDH (4234). Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve a seat on the shuttle. Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more at cooley/mghshuttle.org or call 888-554-4CDH (4234).