WARRENTON, Va., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Health, LLC, a provider of onsite health centers that enables employers to optimize the health of their workforce and business, today announced a partnership with Fauquier Countyand Fauquier County Public Schools to provide primary and preventive care and occupational health services to more than 2,600 eligible employees and retirees. These services will be offered at the Employee Health Cottage that will be located in Warrenton, Virginia.
The partnership with Marathon Health is part of an overall effort to provide employees increased access to primary and preventive healthcare services, improve the health of their population and stabilize healthcare costs. The Employee Health Cottage, which will be staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner, two medical assistants and a practice support specialist, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. Services at the cottage will include workforce physicals, acute care, and wellness coaching.
"Our partnership with Marathon Health will allow us to help our employees focus on their own health and wellbeing," said Paul McCulla, County Administrator. "One of the reasons we selected Marathon Health is their approach to working with the local health systems. In working with patients, they will collaborate with our local primary care providers and act as patient navigators to ensure that people engage with the right provider at the right time. We are thrilled with this partnership and the positive impact it will have on the health of our employees."
Marathon Health's total population health management services include primary care, acute care, health assessments, lifestyle coaching, chronic condition coaching and occupational health. This healthcare solution is proven to reduce total population health risks, saving employers and employees time and money.
"We are honored to be selected to serve the employees of Fauquier County and Fauquier County Public Schools," said Jerry Ford, CEO of Marathon Health. "Our first objective is to create an environment at the Employee Health Cottage where clinicians are encouraged to spend more time with patients to help them better understand the root cause of their health issue and always going beyond the presenting symptoms. We believe this will help the employees experience their best health."
Marathon Health is currently recruiting locally and regionally for the physician and clinical support positions at the health center.
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.
About Fauquier County and School District
Fauquier County is located 40 miles west of Washington, D.C. and has a population of approximately 69,000 residents. The county provides access to robust local and regional economies among a beautiful and mostly rural Virginia Piedmont setting which makes Fauquier County a highly attractive location to live and work. The County Government and School Division employ more than 2,600 permanent employees all of which are eligible to use the employee health cottage.