PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlotte County Public Schools officials announced today that the district is transitioning operations of its onsite wellness center to Marathon Health, LLC, a population health management provider operating 21 health centers in Florida. The partnership is part of the school district's effort to increase participation in primary and preventive care services, improve the health of their population, and reduce healthcare costs.
Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) serves more than 15,000 students in 21 schools. Marathon Health's CCPS health center, scheduled to open May 17, will provide health and wellness services to 1,500 employees, their spouses and their dependents. The Marathon Health-operated CCPS Wellness Center will be staffed by two nurse practitioners and two medical assistants. Recruiting for those positions is already under way.
Marathon Health's total population health management services, including primary care, acute care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, and chronic condition coaching, provide participants with a different way to think about health by offering the tools and support to empower them to take control of their wellbeing and health care.
"In conducting our research for a new partner we found that Marathon Health's vision, mission, and belief system closely aligns with what we strive towards each day at CCPS: caring for our people and those we are entrusted to serve," said CCPS Wellness Manager Mike Robishaw. "The CCPS family will benefit from Marathon Health's advanced model of care."
Marathon Health CEO Jerry Ford said Marathon Health's total population health management solution has surged in popularity among both employers and providers because it allows providers to spend the time necessary to develop relationships with employees, understand their health concerns, and help them make lasting lifestyle changes.
"Our model of care allows clinicians to practice healthcare the way it is intended," said Ford. "Many of our physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants say working at Marathon Health is the best job they've had in healthcare. We're proud of this reputation and are honored for the opportunity to work with the great people at Charlotte County Public Schools."
About Marathon Health
Marathon Health offers a proven solution for helping employers reduce the total cost of healthcare. The Marathon Health approach integrates the best practices of onsite primary care, health assessment with risk identification, coaching and advocacy, and disease management for high cost chronic conditions. Marathon Health supports its unique model with an eHealth Portal delivering medical content, interactive diet and fitness tools, a personal health record, and an electronic medical record to manage care. For more information, please visit www.marathon-health.com.
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