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SCR Medical Transportation, Inc. (SCR) began its tradition of innovative transportation service to the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs in 1986, when it was founded by Mrs. Pamela M. Rakestraw and Mr. Stanley C. Rakestraw. SCR provides service 24 hours a day/365 days a year, focused on providing the most efficient, customer-service based transportation service possible to physically challenged individuals and senior citizens.
Mr. Rakestraw, SCR Chief Operating Officer (COO), is an advocate of the physically and mentally challenged, and brings more than thirty (30) years as a manager in the health care and transportation fields. Prior to founding SCR, Mr. Rakestraw was the principal in a health care consulting firm assisting clients in the development and implementation of management systems, provided marketing support, counseling, troubleshooting, recruitment and selection assistance, and developing policies and procedures for key aspects of his clients operations. Before forming that consulting practice, Mr. Rakestraw was an Administrator of skilled nursing homes ranging from 65 to 245 beds. In this capacity, he successfully maintained profit margins without sacrificing quality patient care.
Tennessee State Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee/ University of Illinois and Roosevelt University/ United States Army - Honorable discharge in 1968/ Bank of America Small Business Award in 1996/ Para-transit Operator of the Year for 2004 by the Taxicab, Limousine and Para-transit Association (TLPA)/Chatham Business of the Year award in 2004
Board Member, Taxicab, Limousine & Para-transit Association (TLPA)/ Board Member, Southeast Chamber of Commerce/ Board Member, Catholic Charities Foundation/ Board Member, Gateway Foundation Member, Community Transportation Association/ Member of the Alliance of Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (ABLE)
Pace Chicago Para-transit Service (Zone 1), Pace Regional Mobility Management Call Center, Pace RTA / P8 / Metra Service, RTA Registration Service and Transportation / Cook County Health Systems/Illinois Masonic Medical Center /VA Crown Point / VA Jesse Brown / VA Hines
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Stanley C. Rakestraw
President and CEO
SCR MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION, INC.
Medical and Para-transit Transportation
8801 South Greenwood Street
Chicago, IL 60619