Early this fall, we announced an expansion of the Tyson Foods culture of health – a pilot of seven health clinics to be located near company production facilities.
Though these clinics have taken on additional importance due to COVID-19, they were planned well before the pandemic began. The clinics will be located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina; Lexington, Nebraska; Berryville and Green Forest, Arkansas; Storm Lake, Iowa; Newbern, Tennessee; Holcomb, Kansas; and Center and Carthage, Texas.
These locations were chosen based on diversity of geographic location and the opportunity to help team members in those areas better utilize the health benefits available to them.
Operated by Marathon Health, the clinics will provide primary and preventative care for team members and their dependents, as well as health screenings, lifestyle coaching, health education and behavioral health counseling.
“Partnering with Tyson to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees and families is an honor for Marathon Health,” said Jerry Ford, 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.”
Tyson and Marathon Health have had productive conversations with dozens of local healthcare providers in the communities where clinics will be established and look forward to collaborating with them to provide increased care to team members and their families.
“Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wilkes Medical Center understand the importance of employers investing in the health and wellness of their employees,” said Chad Brown, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center, in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. “It has been a privilege for us to care for the Tyson Foods team members and their families for many years, and we look forward to continuing to partner with them in this new model of care as we work together to help improve health outcomes for those in Wilkes County and throughout our region.”
Collaborating with larger medical teams means the clinics are helping create the best health outcomes possible for those seeking care.
“This announcement by Tyson Foods and their collaboration with Lexington Regional Health Center is critically important to the health of our community,” said Leslie Marsh, CEO, Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington, Nebraska.
For our Berryville clinic location, one of the healthcare providers Marathon will work with is the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) in Harrison, Arkansas.
“NARMC is excited to collaborate with Tyson Foods and support their efforts to improve the health of their team members through expanded healthcare services,” said Sammie Cribbs, COO and CNO, NARMC, Harrison, Arkansas. “We will work with the Tyson team to enhance these efforts by providing additional services and wellness opportunities to care for these community members. This is an exciting time for the community, and NARMC is honored to be part of this growth opportunity.”
Be sure to check back on The Feed blog for the latest information on our health initiatives and what we’re doing to provide holistic care for our team members nationwide.