We believe this is an important step toward helping our employees achieve their best health – as well as greater work/life balance – by making access to health care convenient and cost-efficient.
Morrisville, N.C. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
Lenovo today announced a new initiative to offer onsite health services to 2,200 employees at the technology company’s Morrisville, N.C. site.
The initiative is part of a partnership with Marathon Health, Inc., whose clinicians will provide total population health management services - primary care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, and disease management – at an onsite health center that is scheduled to open in December. Marathon Health will provide wellness and healthcare services to Lenovo employees with its MedicalHome@Work™ model as the foundation for care delivery.
Lenovo officials said the decision to implement an onsite healthcare program was based on its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees and their families, as well as an opportunity to help reduce healthcare spending.
"We are pleased to team up with Marathon Health to offer an onsite wellness center and robust online portal and health coaching services," said Julie Whitlock, Lenovo Global Health and Wellness Program Manager. "We believe this is an important step toward helping our employees achieve their best health – as well as greater work/life balance – by making access to health care convenient and cost-efficient."
The Marathon Health model moves away from ‘sick care’ toward a solution focused on the whole person, not just their symptoms. Through this approach and by integrating with Lenovo’s other health services, the onsite clinicians will help employees achieve their goals of leading healthier and longer lives.
Marathon Health CEO Jerry Ford said he applauds Lenovo’s focus on employee responsibility and believes this partnership will help to reduce the increasing burden of healthcare costs to the company.
"There’s a reason Lenovo is one of the fastest growing major personal technology companies – they value the employees that have helped the company become so successful," Ford said. "We look forward to providing our services and working with the team at Lenovo to change the healthcare delivery system as we know it."
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see http://www.lenovo.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.