ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Starting Monday, Gold Cross Ambulance is now becoming Mayo Clinic Ambulance.
Gold Cross has actually been apart of Mayo Clinic since 1994, but after 25 years Mayo Clinic finally decided to make the change.
Mayo Clinic already changed all the signs at the Ambulance Service building and is working on updating the look of its emergency response vehicles.
The new look to the ambulance and EMT uniform also helps make them more visible at night time.
Mayo Clinic Medical Transport board member, John Wald, says it’s all apart of the clinic’s approach of caring for patients from the beginning of their emergency.
“From the first point, when they realize they need to be engaged with the medical community, with a physician, with our emergency department, through Gold Cross, now Mayo Clinic Ambulance. All the way up to the diagnosis of their condition and to the treatment of their serious and complex condition that they may have. That’s who Mayo Clinic is and we should tell that to our communities and remind our staff of who we are each and every day,” said Wald.
Wald says the entire transition should be completed within two years, updating their entire fleet of 70 ambulances across Minnesota and Wisconsin.