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Strong Suit 229: Who Said Startups Don’t Save Lives?

By July 19, 2018 No Comments

After working in the medical transportation field for 10 years, Mark Switaj saw a glaring need & decided to do something about it.

So he started RoundTrip.

Based in Philadelphia, RoundTrip is the single touchpoint for non-emergency patient transportation.

Sure, there are plenty of ambulance services – car & helicopter – for getting a patient to the hospital. (I’ve even seen some blood on the back seats of Ubers.)

But 78% of Americans over the age of 55 require ongoing medical treatment for a chronic condition. And they need wheels for these NON-emergency appointments.

RoundTrip now works with such greats as Mount Sinai in NYC, Cooper/MD Anderson, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and others.

They provide the full spectrum of on-demand and scheduled trips, from lyft rides to wheelchair and stretcher transports via partnered, credentialed transport companies, through a simple, powerful portal. Riders are connected to the right driver.

In short: it saves lives.

In this 20-minute conversation, Mark reveals how he’s building the team that’s building RoundTrip.