From PR Newswire

MARSHALL, Miss., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) today announced the opening of a near-site health center operated by Marathon Health. Located in Marshall, Missouri, the Marathon Health center will provide accessible, affordable healthcare to more than 470 UFCW members who work at Cargill's meat processing plant, and eligible family members.

Cargill's Marshall facility provides fresh beef, pork, ground beef and value-added products to some of the largest grocers across the country through private label brands. Founded in 1972 the plant employees more than 500 people. 

The Marathon Health Center will empower employees and their families to take active roles in their own health, providing convenient access to high-quality care and preventive health screenings, education about health risks, and tools and support to address individual health concerns. The Health Center operates similarly to a doctor's office and is staffed by a nurse practitioner, practice support specialist and medical assistant.

"By supplementing existing medical coverage for our employees and their families with a health center, we are providing a more convenient way for them to seek quality preventive care and ensure they thrive," said Jay Grantham, Cargill plant general manager, Marshall, Mo. "We are delighted to provide new services that help ensure the health of families and communities."  

In addition to Marshall Center, Marathon Health currently operates health centers for Cargill in Fort Morgan, Colo.Albert Lea, Minn.Schuyler and Nebraska City, Neb.Fort Worth and Friona, TexasDodge City, Kan. and Hazleton, Pa.

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 Cargill
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and more than 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.

About UFCW 
UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members help put food on our nation's tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org 

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