FCA Family Health and Wellness Center Opens for Patient Care on July 30
St. Vincent-powered FCA Family Health and Wellness Center will be ready to see patients tomorrow. The Kokomo, Indiana-based health and wellness center is not only a first for FCA but also a first by any domestic automaker. FCA employees who live and work in the Kokomo and Tipton areas and their families will have exclusive access to the new FCA Family Health and Wellness Center.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb was onsite to dedicate the facility along with FCA U.S. Director of Integrated Health Care & Disability Kathleen Neal and St. Vincent Indiana Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli on July 26.
“Making health care available where people work removes a barrier for improving overall health for employees and their families,” said Governor Holcomb. “It’s more convenient, it’s more affordable, and it has tremendous potential to improve quality of life and attract top talent and investment to this part of the state.”
Through a team of medical assistants, doctors, nurses, behavioral health specialists, exercise physiologists, and dieticians, the FCA Family Health and Wellness Center is designed to treat chronic conditions and “administer a holistic approach to health across lifestyle, fitness, and access to a fully integrated health care system,” reports FCA.
A physical therapist, pharmacist, patient health advocate, chronic disease manager, and x-ray technician are also on staff at the health facility, whose address of 1765 East Lincoln Road will be easily accessed by employees of the five FCA plants in the region.
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“Approximately 40 percent of our employees do not have a primary care physician, meaning many of them are visiting emergency rooms and urgent care facilities for proactive or preventative treatment,” said Neal. “This clinic represents the shared vision of FCA and St. Vincent by offering our workforce a convenient, high quality and, most importantly, personalized treatment option. In so doing, it is our goal to have a lasting impact on the health of not only our workforce, but the entire community.”