The MGH has teamed up with Cooley Dickinson Health Care to offer a round-trip, non-stop daily shuttle service for patients, family members and staff from Northampton to Boston. The free pilot program debuted April 9.

“This partnership is an exciting enhancement to the care and access we provide to patients beyond eastern Massachusetts,” says Tony James, senior vice president of MGH Network Development and Integration. “We appreciate the support in this new endeavor and look forward to serving patients from the Cooley Dickinson area in the near future.”

The 12-passenger van – which is equipped with free Wi-Fi – will depart daily from Cooley’s 8 Atwood Drive location at 6:30 am, and passengers will disembark at the MGH Wang entrance. The van will return to Northampton from the MGH at 3 pm. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday, except on major holidays.

There is no cost to ride the shuttle, but reservations are required by calling 888-554-4CDH (4234). Reservations should be made at least 24 hours in advance and children ages 18 and under must be accompanied
by an adult.

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This article was originally published in the 04/20/18 Hotline issue.