Amplify.LA Backs SafeRide Health

SafeRide Health, which provides transportation of patients to health care providers, has scored funding and backing of Los Angeles startup accelerator and investor Amplify.LA, Amplify said this week. SafeRide Health joins Amplify.LA along with the funding. Size of the funding was not announced SafeRide currently operates across the Midwest and Chicago, is soon launching Seattle and Portland, and will shortly be expanding to LA, New York City and surrounding areas. Paul Bricault of Amplify.LA said that SafeRide Health is "tackling the thorny problem of logistics in medical treatment" and in particular, is looking to address patient no-shows, particularly for their poor and underserved patients--which ends up placing a heavy burden on emergency rooms. The investment in SafeRide Health is only the second for Amplify, which previously invested in MedRepublic.