Facility is Michelin’s fourth family health center in North America
LEXINGTON, S.C. (July 15, 2014) – Michelin North America, Inc. today celebrated the grand opening of its Lexington Family Health Center. Located at the Lexington manufacturing site, the center is the fourth of its kind for the company and demonstrates Michelin’s commitment to providing health services and benefits that encourage and support employee wellness.
Through the provision of quality, affordable and convenient health services to all active Michelin employees, retirees and their families, Michelin Family Health Centers serve as cornerstones in the company’s award-winning Choose Well-Live Well benefits program. The program provides participants with tools and resources to lead healthier lifestyles and take greater ownership of their health care. Established through a partnership with Take Care Health Systems, the new health center provides access to primary and urgent care as well as preventive health programs, lab services and physical exams.
"When developing our Choose Well-Live Well Program, we found that one of the key reasons cited by our employees for not pursuing adequate preventive and follow-up care was inconvenience,” said David Stafford, Michelin’s executive vice president of personnel. “Our Michelin Family Health Centers are an integral part of our strategy to improve the health of our employees by making it convenient for them to take charge of their health.”
Michelin’s Family Health Center at Lexington will employ 12 professionals including a dedicated staff, nurses, nurse practitioners and an on-site physician to serve the nearly 2,200 Lexington site employees. The center will keep extended and weekend hours to help employees find appointment times that fit their schedules. Michelin anticipates more than 4,000 visits in its first year. The first Family Health Center, located at Michelin North America’s corporate headquarters in Greenville, S.C., exceeded four-year projections in its first year and the nearby Donaldson Campus health center averaged 98 percent customer satisfaction its first year.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.