Uniquehands Nonemergency Medical Transportation selected for 2017 McLean
Small Business Excellence Award
McLean, DC - October 05, 2017 — Uniquehands Nonemergency Medical Transportation has beenselected for the 2017 McLean Small Business Excellence Award in the Medical Transportation classification by the McLean Small Business Excellence Award Program.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in eachcategory. The 2017 McLean Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, notquantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the McLeanSmall Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About the McLean Small Business Excellence Awards Program
The McLean Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses thatserve the McLean area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believehave achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification.
Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices andimplemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customersand our community. These exceptional companies help make the McLean area a vibrant and vital place to live
Nonemergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Services provide a professional transportation including a broad range of transport and support services for those who are recovering from chronic illnesses, which are disabled, chronically or terminally ill, and need assistance with the essential transportation. About 70% of those using NEMT services are age 65 and older, and/or disabled.
Transportation is not a traditional discussed health policy, but it is a key determinant of health outcomes especially for individuals dealing with chronic health disorders or has disabilities. Communities that lack good transportation system face many barriers to good health and access to healthcare. Also, low income and rural communities are disproportionately harmed when transportation systems are underfunded, don’t operate effectively, or can’t address the needs. Limitations to wheelchair transportation can contribute to health disparities, decrease the community health, and increase the long-term health cost.