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El Concilio and Abbott Fund team up to help connect people with care through transportation
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El Concilio and Abbott Fund team up to help connect people with care through transportation

Partnership to provide non-emergency Medical Transportation Services in Stockton

El Concilio and the Abbott Fund, the foundation of the global healthcare company Abbott, are very happy to announce the official launch of their non-emergency Medical Transportation Services (MTS) program in Stockton on July 24, 2019. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at El Concilio’s headquarters located at 445 North San Joaquin Street in Stockton, California. The event begins at 11:30 am with city and county dignitaries in attendance.

"We are excited to be able to bring back an expanded MTS program to Stockton," said El Concilio President and CEO, Jose Rodriguez. " Abbott Fund's commitment to Stockton was the vital link in El Concilio’s ability to offer route-based and door-to-door non-emergency medical transportation services to the community, with two new vans and handicap access."

"Despite a critical and growing need right here in Stockton, most patients are unable to find reliable transportation and drivers who understand their needs. The Abbott Fund-El Concilio Medical Transportation Service is filling that gap," said Seidy Ayala, MTS Coordinator for El Concilio. " We have been piloting the program since April, and it has been gaining momentum with the community because it is a reliable service for people whose very lives depend on making their medical appointments."

"Everyday challenges like a lack of transportation prevent people from seeing their doctor and accessing routine care for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and other chronic diseases," said Suki McClatchey, director, the Abbott Fund. "Our partnership with El Concilio is meant to help offer a solution, providing people with a convenient way to get the care they need at healthcare facilities across Stockton."

For more information on the MTS program, please contact 209.664.2616 or visit www.elconcilio.org/services/transportation. Press inquiries for El Concilio, contact Mark Apostolon 209.337.7515 / mapo@elconcilio.org. Press inquiries for Abbott Fund contact Angela Duff 847.224.0365 / angela.duff@abbott.com.

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