AMR Sentimental Journey program receives social responsibility award

The nationwide program helps terminally ill patients and family members fulfill last wishes on day trips to locations chosen by the patient


GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – American Medical Response (AMR) Sentimental Journey program, which helps grant wishes for terminally ill patients across the U.S., receives a Silver Stevie® Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.

The Sentimental Journey program was developed by AMR caregivers in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a spur of the moment decision to grant a patient’s wish to view the changing aspens as they were transporting him home. The program is now offered across the nation and works with local hospice providers to help terminally ill patients and family members fulfill last wishes on day trips to locations chosen by the patient.

"The Sentimental Journey Program touches many lives and reflects both our core values and our commitment to hundreds of communities across the nation in which we serve," said Ted Van Horne AMR’s President and CEO. "Along with providing quality emergency medical services, giving back to our communities is one of the most important and rewarding things we can do."

Long time sweethearts on a trip to Hotel Del Coronado, trip provided by AMR San Diego.
Long time sweethearts on a trip to Hotel Del Coronado, trip provided by AMR San Diego. (Image AMR)

Most of the trips are to a sentimental location – a favorite fishing hole, the site of a first date or to the family home for a meal. All medical supervision and costs associated with the program are donated by AMR.

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