Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Broker Veyo Participates in Emergency Delivery Programs to Assist During Pandemic
In partnership with the state Department of Social Services (DSS) Veyo is deploying its existing transportation network to deliver 500 meals per week.
Windsor, CT (May 13, 2020) Veyo, the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) broker for the state of Connecticut, working in close collaboration with the state Department of Social Services (DSS), today announced that an emergency food delivery program meant to assist Connecticut seniors during the pandemic has delivered more than 1,300 meals to date. The program, developed in response to the widespread disruption caused by COVID-19, utilizes the company’s existing transportation network to provide up to 500 meals per week for elderly nutrition programs within the state. The specialized delivery program began state-wide on May 4th after successfully completing an earlier pilot program.
“Our team in Connecticut, along with our partners at DSS, have put in a huge amount of work to develop this specialized delivery program, and we’re incredibly excited to be able to scale this initiative up and bring it state-wide,” said Veyo president, Josh Komenda. “We’ve got an extensive network of drivers in the state and knew that we could help members beyond providing transportation to essential medical services. By providing meals, we’re keeping people inside and limiting the chances of being exposed to coronavirus, a key part in flattening the curve. This is a tough time for all of us, but everyone at Veyo is more than happy to chip in and help.”
In early April, Veyo began identifying and working with elderly nutrition programs that were in need of meal delivery services. Since deliveries began on Monday, April 13th, the program has provided more than 1,300 meals across the state. An end date for the program has yet to be determined.
“I don’t think many people in our company would have imagined we’d be working through a pandemic like this,” continued Komenda. “But it is really encouraging to see everyone step up and look for ways to help however they can. We’re really proud of this program, and the good work we’ve done with DSS.”
Veyo will continue to provide members with transportation to essential medical services while abiding by social distancing guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The company also remains engaged with various third-party stakeholders to identify other opportunities to assist Connecticut and its residents during the public health crisis.
Nutrition programs interested in learning more can visit https://veyo.com/our-commitment-veyo-community/ or call Stan Sipes at 602-692-0950.
Veyo, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a full-service transportation brokerage designed specifically for healthcare. Veyo has reinvented the patient transportation model by integrating consumer technology with rideshare fleets to decrease costs and increase efficiency. Veyo is delivering dramatically higher levels of reliability, quality, and transparency to customers, partners, and members. Operating in six states with over 28 million completed trips and a 97.1% on-time rate, we’re changing NEMT – one trip at a time. For more information about Veyo, please visit veyo.com.
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