Negotiating Transport Program
Negotiating Transport Program Secures 0% Morbidity Rate
The mayor and senate representative addressed pressure from the community to fund the reopening of the Medical College of Philadelphia. Unfortunately, following the election, the promised funds never materialized. Clients presenting to the ER and admitted did not generate the required revenue to keep the hospital and ER open.
Leveraged relationships with private ambulance services and negotiated contracts to facilitate the safe transfer of critical patients from the ER to medical facilities able to deliver adequate care. Arranged for stationed, dedicated ambulances at the Emergency Department.
With approximately 70 patients transported daily in the first few months, the program achieved a 0% mortality rate. Opened a fully functioning Emergency Department, however funds dissipated and a complete shutdown occurred. Stabilized all presenting patients for transfer to adjoining hospitals.