News release from Citilink:
Parkview Health extends Medlink contract
(October 13, 2015) – Parkview Health & Fort Wayne Citilink announce continued support for the MedLink bus route between Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Regional Medical Center. A three year contract renewal provides for 100% of the cost of maintaining this route.
“The MedLink route provides an important service to the community, directly connecting patients, visitors and co-workers between the Parkview Regional Medical Center and Parkview Hospital Randallia campuses,” said Ben Miles, president, Parkview Regional Medical Center & Affiliates. “Parkview’s partnership with Citilink is important and the continuation of this service means a great deal to many riders. The MedLink route is another way we’re proud to support the community by helping to provide services beyond the walls of our hospitals.”
A frequent MedLink rider, Wesley Pollard, shares “It is a good way to go volunteer at the hospital and get to doctor appointments”.
Fort Wayne Citilink General Manager, Ken Housden stated “support from community funding partners, like Parkview Health, is the only way we can provide a vital service like MedLink; with stagnant tax revenue.”
Ridership on the MedLink route continues to grow; with record setting levels in September. Use of the Citilink Flexlink route 21 and Access demand response service are also popular routes to obtain vital medical services available in the PRMC campus area.
Take the healthy route: Parkview MedLink operates Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm between Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Regional Medical Center and connects with Citilink routes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 21. More information is available on the Citilink website fwcitilink.com or by calling 432-4546.