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Bay Transit, VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital increase access to health care

Bay Transit, the public transportation division of Bay Aging, and VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital have entered into a collaboration designed to improve access to the hospital and medical office buildings for transportation disadvantaged patients, employees and volunteers.

“This is just the first step,” said Elizabeth J. Martin, President of VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital. “In addition to adding a second Bay Transit bus shelter near our medical office buildings and supporting additional service hours of the ‘Rivah Ride,’ we are also looking at how we can help transportation disadvantaged patients improve their access to our health care services in Richmond and elsewhere in the region.”

With VCU Health Tappa-hannock Hospital’s financial support, effective March 1, the service hours of the Rivah Ride deviated fixed-route bus were increased by one hour to nine hours a day, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. VCU Health’s three-year commitment helps ensure the Rivah Rid...

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