Marathon Health, Inc. announced recently its selection to provide onsite population health management services for employees of Chatham County, Ga. Through the partnership, Marathon Health will provide the services to 1,400 Chatham County employees using Marathon Health’s MedicalHome@Work™ total population health management model, which includes primary care, health assessments, health coaching, and disease management.
Chatham County’s goals in implementing onsite health services include increasing participation in primary and preventive care services across its employee base, improving health risk management of employees, and reducing its overall costs relative to healthcare. After an extensive search, Chatham County officials voted to partner with Marathon Health and its healthcare model that moves away from ‘sick care’ toward a solution focused on the whole person.
“Our goal in offering onsite healthcare is to provide a great benefit for our employees while improving productivity and driving down costs,” said Michael Kaigler, Assistant County Manager. “We have found a partner in Marathon Health that shares our vision about introducing innovative ways to energize employees about their health.”
Onsite healthcare is a growing industry. Approximately 25-30 percent of companies now provide onsite health services to their employees, up about 50 percent since 2000, according to global consulting firm Towers Watson