Heading to Hackensack? There’s an app for that
Patients, visitors and staff at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center will now be able to Uber to the hospital.
The northern New Jersey medical center last week disclosed a partnership with the ride-sharing service, which will include cross-promotion for both parties. In addition, Uber has mapped the Hackensack campus so patients can be dropped off and picked up at precise locations.
The hospital will promote the partnership through its own app and website. Uber’s app, meanwhile, will allow users to indicate exactly where they are located when they request a ride. Hackensack will designate certain areas as drop-off and pickup zones and will have staffers on hand to help people get in and out of cars.
The medical center already subsidizes rides from its campus for lowincome individuals and will continue to do that through Uber.