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Carolinas HealthCare System Opens On-Site Patient Clinic For Springs Creative Employees

Post ID: 36343 | POSTED ON: Oct 11, 2012
 
 

CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) has opened an on-site health and wellness clinic to provide primary healthcare services in Rock Hill for Springs Creative Products Group, a supplier of retail fabrics, packaged crafts and specially licensed products to major retailers and independent distributors.  Springs Creative has more than 100 employees.

The health and wellness center is open one day a week on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays at the company's Distribution Center at 220 W. White St. in Rock Hill.  It is staffed by Brandy Farmer, a certified nurse practitioner, and a certified medical assistant.  Tuesday hours will be 6 – 10 p.m.; Thursday hours will be 7 – 11 a.m.

"Providing convenient, on-site care is becoming a high priority for companies that want to closely monitor their healthcare costs," said Russ Guerin, Executive Vice President at Carolinas HealthCare System.  "We look forward to helping Springs Creative employees stay healthier, and assisting the company in identifying new alternatives for employee health programs."

"After a long review process we are delighted to have chosen CHS as our healthcare partner for our on-site health and wellness center," said Gina Guilliams, Springs Creative Director of Human Resources. "This is a tremendous new benefit for our employees, and we expect to save money over time by keeping our employees healthier and reduce the number of hours lost to illness or injury."

The on-site clinic will offer care for minor illnesses and provide disease management and wellness counseling.  Visits to the clinic will be free for Springs Creative employees. The nurse practitioner at the site also can provide vaccinations such as flu shots.  The clinic will feature electronic medical records to ensure patient confidentiality and quick referrals if city employees need to be referred to their regular physician or another CHS medical facility for follow-up care.

 

About Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System (www.carolinashealthcare.org), one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of more than 650 care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, healthcare pavilions, physician practices, destination centers, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and hospice and palliative care. CHS works to improve and enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

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