ARDMORE, Okla. (August 21, 2012) –Michelin North America, Inc. today celebrated the grand opening of its Ardmore Family Health Center. Located at the Ardmore manufacturing facility, the center is the third 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 Walgreen’s 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, one of the key reasons cited by our employees for not pursuing adequate preventive and follow-up care was inconvenience,” said Wayne Culbertson, 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 Ardmore will employ 12 professionals including dedicated staff, nurses, nurse practitioners and an on-site physician to serve the nearly 2,000 Ardmore facility 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, SC, exceeded four-year projections in its first year and the nearby Donaldson Campus Health Center averaged 98.9% customer satisfaction during its first year providing service.