Mayo adding its name to ambulance service
Gold Cross Ambulance is now Mayo Clinic Ambulance.
The name change went into effect Monday. Mayo says the move will help clarify to patients and communities that the hospital provides its own ambulance service.
In the coming months, Mayo will begin updating its ambulances, uniforms and building signage with a “bold, consistent and highly visible design that aligns with the Mayo Clinic brand.” The new look will be rolled out first in Rochester and then in other regional communities served by Gold Cross.
“For a while, people may see both Gold Cross and Mayo Clinic ambulances in their communities — but it’s always the same Mayo Clinic paramedics and EMTs caring for them,” Dr. John Wald, a member of the Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service board of directors, said in a written statement.
Mayo Clinic has operated Gold Cross Ambulance since 1994. With 70 ambulances, it covers a 16,000 square-mile service area.
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