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Keep it Local: River Cities Courier

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Keep it Local: River Cities Courier

Our commitment to buy local is a proud choice we make to source many of the goods and services King's Daughters utilizes through local businesses. Each week I plan to share with you the stories and faces of local businesses we partner with to fulfill the mission and vision of our health system. As we all know, locally owned businesses are often the backbone of a strong, healthy community and we want to thank you for your continued support of our “Keep It Local” movement.

This week's local vendor is Flatwoods business River Cities Courier.
Administrators provided the following information about the company:

River Cities founder, Calvin A. Bradley, Jr., had a dream and, as a result, we are honored to provide critical courier service for King’s Daughters, transporting laboratory and pathology specimens, blood, pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment, medical records and other items that impact patient care. Recognizing the urgency and sensitivity in the medical community, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We never close. We have over 60 couriers companywide providing immediate and scheduled service and a dispatch team that answer calls around the clock. Our senior dispatchers Brenda Lemaster and Vicki Musick lead a team of five dispatchers to serve KDMC and other clients. Accounting manager Patsy Jackson is responsible for billings and accounts. We have continually updated to better serve King’s Daughters and other clients. We have state-of-the-art software for our operating system. Our dispatchers utilize this system to immediately enter delivery requests and dispatch to our couriers. Our couriers are equipped with a phone app that allows them to enter critical delivery information in real time.

River Cities Courier has been fortunate to grow into a company with delivery centers in Ashland, Charleston, and Lexington. We serve a broad range of clients throughout Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia – medical, commercial, legal, and financial. We remain a family owned business and strive for excellence. Chief Executive Officer Joseph D. Coleman and President Jason M. McGuire oversee the daily operations and both have been with the company since its beginning. Vice President of Sales Darrell B. Barber works from our Lexington office.

Thank you River Cities Courier for your partnership and for your efficient delivery services that are crucial to the daily operations of the hospital.