Volvo Group opens medical center for employees and their families

The Volvo Group has opened a new medical center in Hagerstown, MD, for all Volvo Hagerstown-based employees and dependents enrolled in Volvo medical insurance plans.

The 6,000 sq. ft. Family First Medical Center & Pharmacy is located on the campus of the Hagerstown powertrain development and production facility. The purpose of the facility is to promote wellness, manage healthcare costs and increase productivity for its workforce, Volvo said.

The center and pharmacy offer the latest in healthcare technology, including routine primary care, chronic condition management and physical therapy.  It is open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and employs eight team members including a full-time physician and Walgreens pharmacist, as well as a nurse practitioner, wellness nurse, physical therapist and medical support personnel.

Independently managed and operated by Take Care Health Systems, a Walgreens Health and Wellness Company, the medical center offers convenient and confidential access to quality healthcare and pharmacy needs at the Hagerstown facility, the company said.

“The health and wellbeing of employees is a priority for the Volvo Group,” said Wade Watson, vice president and plant manager. “Beyond its employee wellness benefits, we believe this center will also help us attract and retain top talent, while reducing costs for both our employees and the company.”

“Employers are increasingly recognizing how investing in worksite health programs can be key in helping to reduce costs, while improving the overall health and productivity of their workforce,” said Trent Riley, Walgreens divisional vice president. “Walgreens is excited to launch our relationship with Volvo and look forward to helping its employees and their dependents get, stay and live well through an array of on-site health and wellness programs and services.”

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