BURLINGTON, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 -- Marathon Health, Inc. today announced an agreement with Baldwin Filters to serve as the filter manufacturer's onsite health services provider at its Kearney, Neb. manufacturing plant.
Under the agreement, Marathon Health will provide primary care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, and disease management services to 1,000 Baldwin employees and dependents. Baldwin, a CLARCOR company, expects the facility to be open in April 2013.
The selection criteria identified by Baldwin included a vendor who could help foster a corporate culture that aligns with Baldwin's commitment to caring about its employees' health and well-being, offer employees convenient access to high-quality healthcare, and contain rising healthcare costs. "Marathon Health was an ideal fit," said Baldwin Vice President of Human Resources Bill Musick.
"Our decision to implement an onsite health solution reflects our desire to improve employee access to primary and preventive care, and to shift focus from sick care to preventive care," said Musick. "Our partnership with Marathon Health moves us from reactive medicine to a population health management approach focused on improving the overall health of the Baldwin workforce."
Marathon Health specializes in total population health management. Through a comprehensive health review that includes biometric screenings, health assessments, and health review session, Marathon Health is able to reach all employees, and work with those with health-risk factors to help them achieve their goals of leading healthier and longer lives.
Marathon Health looks forward to providing Baldwin Filters employees with its MedicalHome@Work model and the prospect of expanding services to other company locations, said CEO Jerry Ford.
"Baldwin Filters displays the factors we believe are critical for influencing change on an organizational level, including company leadership actively demonstrating support of innovative health programs, and having a work culture aligned around health as an important business driver," said Ford. "Our model is designed to help employers who share this vision to stabilize their healthcare costs, and we couldn't be happier to be working with the team at Baldwin."
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 www.marathon-health.com.
About Baldwin Filters
Baldwin Filters, a CLARCOR company, produces over 6,000 lube, air, fuel, hydraulic, coolant and transmission filtration products for most applications, and can be purchased from distributors worldwide. For information about Baldwin products and employment opportunities, visit our web site at www.baldwinfilter.com.