Tyson Foods to open pilot health clinic

In an effort to boost the overall health and wellness of its workforce, Tyson Foods, Inc. has partnered with Marathon Health to pilot seven health clinics near the company’s production facilities.


The clinics will give Tyson team members and their families easier access to high-quality healthcare and, in most cases, at no cost.


Marathon Health will operate the clinics and provide primary and preventative care which will include health screenings, lifestyle coaching, health education and behavioral health counseling.


Additionally they will collaborate with plant community health providers, including primary care physicians and specialists to ensure appropriate care is delivered.


The pilot clinic project is an expansion of the company’s We Care workplace safety program to include overall team members health and wellness. It is an addition to the company’s existing health services to staff, which includes on-site occupational health nurses at most plant locations.


Johanna Söderström, Tyson executive vice president and chief human resources officer, said the clinics promote "a culture of health in our company that results in a healthier workforce."


"Some of our frontline team members aren’t using their health plan benefits, and others don’t seek care until there’s a crisis," she said. "We want to change that by providing access to care that can help detect health conditions early and promote healthy habits."


Marathon Health CEO Jerry Ford said it’s an honor to partner with Tyson.


"We offer care that often looks beyond the symptoms and helps people take new actions around their own health," he said. "We are excited to see the profound changes in the lives of the people we will serve at the Tyson health centers."


The clinics will served nearly 38,000 Tyson team members and their families.