New van offers free trips between Loma Linda and Sun City
Volunteer driver Joe Scavelli congratulates Denise Winter, director of volunteer services at Loma Linda University Medical Center, on the recent acquisition of a new Care Connection van.
Thanks to a brand new Care Connection van recently given to the volunteer services department of Loma Linda University Medical Center, individuals who want a free round-trip ride from Sun City to Loma Linda (or vice versa) can now ride in style. The new vehicle, a nine-passenger Chevrolet van retrofitted by Terra Transport, features a powerful wheelchair lift to accommodate the needs of disabled riders.
According to Denise Winter, director, volunteer services, the ride is comfortable and smooth, and a team of professionally trained volunteers operates the van. “We are very grateful to our volunteers,” Ms. Winter says. “For the past 22 years, they have contributed thousands of hours of their time and expertise to provide transportation services for our guests from Sun City. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude!”
Ms. Winter also expressed thanks to the Medical Center administration for providing the new van. She noted that it was presented to the volunteer services department by Cynthia J. Schmidt, MBA, vice president of revenue cycle, at the 2007 volunteer recognition event.
The bus, which operates four days a week from Monday through Thursday, departs from the Loma Linda Cancer Center, 27990 Sherman Way in Sun City, at 8:00 a.m. It arrives in Loma Linda at 9:00 a.m. and delivers passengers to both the Medical Center and Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center. The bus departs Loma Linda at 12:30 p.m. and arrives in Sun City at 1:30 p.m.
To schedule a ride, contact the Loma Linda Cancer Center in Sun City at (951) 672-1932. Volunteer drivers are needed. For information, contact Denise Winter, director of volunteer services, at (909) 558-8022.
By James Ponder