News Feed Item

CHG Healthcare Unveils Free On-Site Health Clinic

Employees and Families to Benefit From Wellness Services and Lower Healthcare Costs

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - July 30, 2014) - CHG Healthcare Services now provides its 450 Florida employees with a comprehensive on-site health clinic at its Fort Lauderdale headquarters. Clinic services are offered to employees and their families free of charge, which is one of the ways the company is helping its people improve their overall health and wellness. 

"An on-site clinic for our employees perfectly pairs with our core value of Putting People First," said Pat Kennedy, group president at CHG. "Providing easy access to high quality, convenient and cost-effective care is essential in taking care of our employees and their families."

Health and Cost Benefits

The clinic, a partnership with Marathon Health, provides a comprehensive health-management plan to south Florida employees including primary care services, health coaching, and disease management.

Health benefits from the clinic are also expected to translate into business success. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, companies that support workplace health realize decreased absenteeism and increased productivity.

"CHG is bringing together three components of healthcare service delivery for our employees and their families that are rarely seen in today's business environment -- care that is convenient, high quality and free," said Nicole Thurman, talent management director at CHG.

The new clinic will save an estimated $500,000 in claims during the first year. Additionally, as of January 2014, CHG estimates it has saved over $1.7 million in claims since opening an on-site health clinic at its Utah headquarters. Those savings -- resulting, in part, from the use of on-site services versus higher priced urgent care -- are used to keep insurance premiums low for employees and to expand services in the clinic.

A Commitment to Wellness

"Access to CHG's on-site healthcare services, including its full-sized gym and health coaching, completely changed my life for the better," said Taher Sadr, a Salt Lake City CHG Employee. "When I started working at CHG, I was 260 pounds and really depressed. Thanks to the clinic, I was able to design a plan with regular check-ups to keep me motivated to lose the weight, lower my blood pressure, and ultimately live a healthier lifestyle."

"CHG Healthcare Services provides medical services to those in need, so it makes sense to provide the same to its employees," said Greg Hiss, vice president of sales at Marathon Health. "Our goal is to ensure that all employees have direct access to a high-quality health center that results in a healthier, happier and more productive workplace."

Last year, CHG placed more than 10,000 medical providers across the nation who provided care to approximately 17 million people. CHG employs more than 1,700 people across seven offices nationwide, which are located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Boca Raton, Fla.; Cary, N.C.; Norwalk, Conn.; Grand Rapids, Mich. and Edmond, Okla.

About CHG Healthcare Services 
Founded in 1979, CHG Healthcare Services is one of the nation's oldest and largest healthcare staffing firms. Through its trusted brands -- CompHealth, Weatherby Healthcare, RNnetwork and Foundation Medical Staffing -- the company provides temporary and permanent placement of physicians, allied health professionals and nurses to healthcare facilities across America. CHG prides itself on having a values-driven culture that focuses on Putting People First. The company is known for its award-winning culture and benefits, and has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Places to Work" for five consecutive years. To learn more about CHG's workplace culture, visit www.chgpulse.com.

About Marathon Health
Marathon Health of Winooski, VT, offers a proven solution for helping employers reduce the total cost of healthcare. The Marathon Health approach integrates the best practices of onsite primary care, health assessment with risk identification, coaching and advocacy, and disease management for high cost chronic conditions. Marathon Health supports its unique model with an eHealth Portal delivering medical content, interactive diet and fitness tools, a personal health record, and an electronic medical record to manage care. For more information, please visit http://www.marathon-health.com

Embedded Video Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJX7vMAt3RM&list=UUy9QUGum7savL1Ogy7El-eA

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO’s chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully ma...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTrend processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his session at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will show how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyon...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your conta...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue an...