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Tyson Foods opens first employee health clinic

Tyson partners with Marathon Health to launch its first "Bright Blue" Health Centre, with more to follow.

6 May 2021, at 9:00am

Tyson Foods, Inc is partnering with Marathon Health to pilot seven “Bright Blue” health centers near company production facilities. The health centers will give Tyson team members and their families easier access to high-quality and affordable healthcare.

The health centers, will provide primary and preventive care, including health screenings, lifestyle coaching and health education, as well as behavioral health counseling. They also collaborate with plant community health providers, including primary care physicians and specialists, to ensure appropriate care is delivered.

The first health center opened in Dyersburg, Tennessee, near the company’s facility in Newbern, Tennessee.

“We’re piloting these health centers to promote a culture of health and wellness in our company that results in a healthier workforce,” said Dr Claudia Coplein, chief medical officer for Tyson Foods. “Some of our frontline team members aren’t using their health plan benefits, and others don’t seek care until there’s a crisis. We want to change that by providing access to care that can help detect health conditions early and promote healthy habits.”

The clinics will also collaborate with plant community health providers, including primary care physicians and specialists, to ensure appropriate care is delivered.

The pilot health center project represents the expansion of the company’s WE CARE workplace safety program to include overall team member health and wellness. It is an addition to the company’s existing health services staff, which includes on-site occupational health nurses at most plant locations.

“Partnering with Tyson to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees and families is an honor for Marathon Health,” said Jeff Wells, CEO of Marathon Health. “We offer care that often looks beyond the symptoms and helps people take new actions around their own health. We are excited to see the profound changes in the lives of the people we will serve at the Tyson health centers. “

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