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Ascension, Lyft partner for nonemergency medical transportation

St. Louis-based Ascension and San Francisco-based Lyft, an on-demand transportation company, have teamed up to help nonemergency medical patients get to their appointments on time.

Through the partnership, Lyft drivers will take patients to and from their appointments at some of Ascension's 2,500 care sites, including 141 hospitals. Lyft will expand its service to more areas served by Ascension in the coming months.

"Many of the patients we serve across the country, especially those living in poverty and struggling the most, rely on public transportation, which can be inconvenient in terms of schedules and pickup and drop-off points," said Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni, EdD. "Working with Lyft allows Ascension to provide an additional level of service to our patients as we provide compassionate, personalized care with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable."

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