Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
Today, Mammoet USA, the world‘s leading specialist in heavy lifting and multimodal transport, announced a partnership with 2nd.MD. Through 2nd.MD’s groundbreaking service, Mammoet employees now have direct access to second opinions from the nation’s leading medical specialists.
Richard Miller, President and CEO, stated: “We are making this investment in our employees because our success is through our people and we aim to provide our employees with best in class benefit programs.”
According to a recent study by The Commonwealth Fund, employee health problems cost employers $2,500 (per employee annually) in lost productivity. From an employee perspective, in many cases cutting edge medical advice and access to top providers is not offered or accessible. Data shows that the average wait time to see a physician specialist can reach 50 days. By helping employees make more informed decisions for their medical needs; companies can retain happier and more productive employees that aren’t focused on worrying about their health.
The Institute of Medicine found that when doctors at leading institutions provide second opinions, 70 percent of them discover more up-to-date and appropriate treatment options. Second opinions reduce misdiagnosis, errors and unnecessary tests and procedures. It is estimated that 1 in 9 consults on 2nd.MD lead to surgeries being cancelled.
“It is clear that Mammoet is working to create a culture that recognizes the value of health and wellness. This partnership will help ensure that USI clients have a healthy and happy workforce as well as a healthier bottom line. We look forward to our partnership,” said Clinton Phillips, CEO 2nd.MD.
Mammoet helps clients improve construction efficiency and reduce downtime of plants and installations. For that purpose, we provide solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures.
Our services are focused on the petrochemical and mining industries, civil engineering, power generations and offshore projects. The logistic challenges in these industries are growing daily, with factors such as remote location, harsh climate and emphasis on environmental care raising the bar.
Mammoet is known for the unique size and capacity of its state of the art equipment. But it is the trust of our clients that enables 5,000 Mammoet professionals to give their best every day and truly make a difference in projects all over the world.
2nd.MD was founded by Clinton Phillips, whose difficulty in accessing specialists after his daughter’s stroke was the driving factor in developing this innovative new employee service. 2nd.MD gives employees from visionary companies access to second opinions (by video or phone) from medical specialists at top institutions. This is the only service that offers people such a diverse selection of physicians to consult with on a one-on-one virtual basis. 2nd.MD offers a “no insurance hassles, no waiting rooms, just answers” approach to a doctor’s prognosis. They provide thousands of employees with unprecedented access to highly respected U.S. physician specialists at top institutions across the country with wait times of only three days. For more information: https://2nd.md/.