Ruth Harrell & Chris Griffin

Wheels of Wellness

Founded in 2006, Wheels of Wellness is a transportation system that shuttles high risk and underserved pediatric patients and expectant mothers to and from healthcare appointments and treatments both locally and outside rural Escambia County— wherever specialty care is needed and otherwise they wouldn’t be able to make that trip. WOW has provided at least 1,400 trips, which total over 166,000 miles traveled.

“Poarch’s involvement gives us a sense of community— making sure that we’re not only concerned about the bottom line and dollar revenue that comes from healthcare in our county, but that we do whatever we can do to give back to the people in our county who may have a level of need that goes beyond what could be provided in an inpatient facility. With Poarch, we are making a difference.”
— Ruth Harrell & Chris Griffin, Wheels of Wellness