DETROIT, July 28 Chrysler LLC and Henry Ford Health Systemtoday announced plans to open an onsite health clinic and pharmacy insideChrysler LLC's Auburn Hills headquarters, extending the collaboration betweenthe two companies, while providing nearly 12,000 Chrysler employees andcontractors with convenient access to high-quality medical care. In hostingthe clinic, Chrysler joins a growing number of progressive employersthroughout the U.S. who are bringing health care onsite or near the workplace.
The onsite clinic and pharmacy, which is scheduled to open in the fall,will offer diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions in addition to commonailments, such as strep throat and ear infections. The clinic will be staffedby Henry Ford Medical Group physicians and professionals. Preventive serviceswill also be provided.
"The onsite clinic and pharmacy allow Chrysler to continue its mission ofpromoting a healthy work environment," said Kate Kohn-Parrott, Director -Integrated Health Care and Disability, Chrysler LLC. "We are proud to partnerwith Henry Ford Health System in providing convenient access to high-quality,cost-effective medical care to our employees and contract workers directly inthe workplace."
Treatment costs will be billed through the individual employee's healthcare plan, with the same applicable co-pays and deductibles. Because thefacility will be independently operated by Henry Ford Health System, patientconfidentiality will be maintained just as it is at any traditionalfree-standing Henry Ford facility.
"The onsite clinic and pharmacy is a wonderful opportunity for Henry FordHealth System to deliver easily accessed, high-quality health care to peopleworking at Chrysler headquarters," says Nancy Schlichting, Henry Ford HealthSystem President and CEO. "It is a model we believe could be successful withmany Michigan employers in the future."
About Chrysler LLC
Chrysler LLC, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., produces Chrysler,Jeep, Dodge and Mopar(R) brand vehicles and products. Total sales worldwide in2007 were 2.7 million vehicles. Sales outside of North America were thehighest ever with an increase of eight percent over 2006. Its product lineupfeatures some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including theChrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee and DodgeChallenger and Ram. The Chrysler Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm,annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations in the United Statesand throughout the world. In 2007, the Foundation gave approximately $21million in charitable donations.
About Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System is one of the nation's leading comprehensive,integrated health systems, with 21,500 employees caring for more than 1million patients annually across southeast Michigan. The health systemcomprises Henry Ford Hospital, its flagship hospital, education and researchcenter in Detroit; a network of five community hospitals, 25 medical centers,pharmacies, home care, medical equipment companies, nursing homes, andnumerous other health care-related services throughout the region. Henry Fordalso owns Health Alliance Plan, which serves more than 2,800 employer groupsand 540,700 members. Henry Ford's revenues in 2007 totaled $3.47 billion, withnet income of $105.8 million. For additional information, visithenryford.com.
SOURCE Henry Ford Health System