Southern retailer is the latest Charlotte employer to join the fast-growing clinic network.
CHARLOTTE (April 16, 2018) – Today, OurHealth is announcing a new partnership with Belk department stores to provide its more than two thousand Charlotte-area associates and their dependents with high-quality and convenient primary care.
The newly announced partnership adds to OurHealth’s growing MyClinic network in the Charlotte metropolitan area, which includes five clinic locations around the 485 loop and in Uptown. MyClinic is the largest near-site clinic network in the country and is changing the conversation around how employers can help manage the health and wellbeing of their employees while reducing their overall healthcare spend.
Based in Charlotte, Belk operates 292 department stores, including 23 flagship locations throughout the South.
“At Belk, our associates are the core of our business, and we want to provide them with the best benefits for their families. We looked at several clinic options, but the quality and the convenience that OurHealth offers with their MyClinic network were undeniable. We’re very excited to introduce this new benefit,” said Ron Garrow, chief human resources officer at Belk.
Rather than simply offering a one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare, OurHealth leverages technology and data to learn each clients’ challenges and tailors programming to optimize healthcare outcomes. OurHealth providers are empowered to spend quality time with each patient, which further enhances individualized treatment plans and results in greater patient success.
“Belk is the nation’s largest private department store company, and we couldn’t be more excited to help their associates and their families get better access to great healthcare so they can lead healthier and happier lives,” said Ben Evans, co-founder and CEO of OurHealth. “We’re committed to Charlotte and look forward to collaborating with them and being a good partner in the community.”
In 2017, OurHealth patients lost a combined 33,000 pounds total, reduced their LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by 76,000 points, and decreased their hemoglobin A1c – a leading indicator of diabetes – by 2,000 points. And employers saved an average of 20 percent on their healthcare costs in the form of health improvements to chronic conditions, reduced emergency room visits, savings on specialty referrals, and reduced lab and medication costs.
OurHealth was founded in 2009 to solve three problems in the healthcare system: lack of access, poor health outcomes and unaffordable cost escalation for employees and employers. In June 2017, the company announced a $37 million fundraising round, which will be used to invest in marketing, sales, and technology. Headquartered in Indianapolis, OurHealth expanded into North Carolina in 2016. Its growing roster of clients includes the City of Charlotte, the City of Indianapolis, OneAmerica, CNO and the Indianapolis Airport Authority.
Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where Southern customers shop for their perfect Sunday dress, the Saturday night outfit, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it’s where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It’s where Southern style lives. Shop Belk in 16 Southern states and on Belk.com to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and Southern style for the home.
OurHealth is a provider of onsite and near-site primary care clinics and wellness programming focused on enhancing the patient experience and lowering healthcare costs for businesses of all sizes. Its MyClinic network significantly lowers the barrier to entry by allowing employers of all sizes to gain immediate access to a network of primary care clinics. OurHealth offers a comprehensive healthcare approach to its clients and their employees, which includes primary care services, wellness services, onsite laboratory and medication dispensing services, and referral guidance. OurHealth has clinics in Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. To learn more about OurHealth, visit www.ourhealth.org.