Thanks to the generosity of the Maid of the Mist Corp., Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently acquired two new Chrysler Town & Country vans to continue their courtesy transportation service known as VanGo. The Maid of the Mist has provided the funding for the vehicles for the service since 2000.
Drivers have logged more than 800,000 miles in transporting patients to and from appointments at hospital-related facilities. Volunteers operate the vehicles; a $1-per-trip fee is charged for the service.
"Transportation is of critical importance for many people in their access to health care," hospital President and CEO Judith Maness said. "Thanks to Chris and Jim Glynn, the Maid of the Mist has stepped forward to provide us the means to provide this service, which has helped thousands in the community.
Pictured, from left, are Maness; James V. Glynn, chairman of the Maid of the Mist; and Mount St. Mary's Foundation Executive Director Lynn W. Catalano.