Baltimore, MD, September 23, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Express Medical Transporters (EMT), the Clayton, Mo.-based professional, non-emergency transportation service, will open its first location in Maryland this month to address the growing needs of greater Baltimore area residents in wheelchairs, seniors and the disabled, special-needs children and many others.
General Manager Lloyd Haley will helm the new EMT operation and its 10-vehicle fleet, bringing years of extensive non-emergency transportation experience to the brand. EMT specializes in transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, hospitals, dialysis treatment, rehabilitation appointments, nursing homes, adult daycare, group homes, sheltered workshops and to and from school for students not on a regular bus route or attending school outside their district; the company has also contracted with Access2Care, an industry-leading managed transportation services program designed for health plans, heath care facilities and government entities. Founder and President Bernie Squitieri is excited to introduce EMT’s services to local residents, as they’ve made marked differences in the lives of countless individuals across the country.
“People appreciate the care and attention we give to our clients. We tell people when they come to work for us that if you’re not a caring individual, we don’t want you. You need to care about the people you’re transporting. You don’t let people off at the curb. You get out of the car, walk them into the house or facility and make sure someone else is there to help them the rest of the way,” said Squitieri. “This is a business that is a need, not a want, and we’re looking forward to transporting Baltimore residents to and from their destinations whenever they need assistance.”
EMT provides two types of service: a) ambulatory – for individuals who can walk but can’t drive, such as those with failing eyesight or hearing loss who can be transported in a mini-van or smaller vehicle; and b) non-ambulatory – for wheelchair-bound individuals who require a high-top vehicle with a hydraulic lift. All EMT vehicles feature state-of-the-art scheduling, dispatch, GPS tracking and audit capabilities and drivers pass a DOT drug test and are also trained in CPR, first aid and defensive driving. For more information, visit www.emtusa.net.