July 28, 2008
Henry Ford Partners With Chrysler LLC to Open Health Care Clinic and Pharmacy to Deliver Medical Services Within Chrysler LLC Headquarters
DETROIT, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC and Henry Ford Health System today announced plans to open an onsite health clinic and pharmacy inside Chrysler LLC's Auburn Hills headquarters, extending the collaboration between the two companies, while providing nearly 12,000 Chrysler employees and contractors with convenient access to high-quality medical care. In hosting the clinic, Chrysler joins a growing number of progressive employers throughout 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 common ailments, such as strep throat and ear infections. The clinic will be staffed by Henry Ford Medical Group physicians and professionals. Preventive services will also be provided."The onsite clinic and pharmacy allow Chrysler to continue its mission of promoting a healthy work environment," said Kate Kohn-Parrott, Director - Integrated Health Care and Disability, Chrysler LLC. "We are proud to partner with Henry Ford Health System in providing convenient access to high-quality, cost-effective medical care to our employees and contract workers directly in the workplace."
Treatment costs will be billed through the individual employee's health care plan, with the same applicable co-pays and deductibles. Because the facility will be independently operated by Henry Ford Health System, patient confidentiality will be maintained just as it is at any traditional free-standing Henry Ford facility.
"The onsite clinic and pharmacy is a wonderful opportunity for Henry Ford Health System to deliver easily accessed, high-quality health care to people working at Chrysler headquarters," says Nancy Schlichting, Henry Ford Health System President and CEO. "It is a model we believe could be successful with many 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 in 2007 were 2.7 million vehicles. Sales outside of North America were the highest ever with an increase of eight percent over 2006. Its product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee and Dodge Challenger and Ram. The Chrysler Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations in the United States and throughout the world. In 2007, the Foundation gave approximately $21 million 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 1 million patients annually across southeast Michigan. The health system comprises Henry Ford Hospital, its flagship hospital, education and research center in Detroit; a network of five community hospitals, 25 medical centers, pharmacies, home care, medical equipment companies, nursing homes, and numerous other health care-related services throughout the region. Henry Ford also owns Health Alliance Plan, which serves more than 2,800 employer groups and 540,700 members. Henry Ford's revenues in 2007 totaled $3.47 billion, with net income of $105.8 million. For additional information, visit henryford.com.
Henry Ford Health System
CONTACT: Dwight Angell of Henry Ford Health System, +1-313-876-8709,firstname.lastname@example.org; or Max Gates of Chrysler LLC, +1-248-512-2688,email@example.com
Web site: http://www.henryford.com/