May 10, 2010, LOUISVILLE, Ky. & WOONSOCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Humana Center for Health and Well-Being - opening today in Louisville - will bring together multiple health-related services for Humana associates in one location. Personal, face-to-face health coaching will be provided by LifeSynch(SM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana (NYSE: HUM), and health care services will be provided by MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS). A host of wellness-related resources will also be offered at the center.
"Our associates and their families need a holistic health approach that is convenient and cost-effective," said Bruce Perkins, senior vice president, health care delivery systems and clinical processes for Humana. "This exciting new well-being concept is designed to improve the health of and access to care for our associates through a combination of personalized services."
A MinuteClinic nurse practitioner will offer preventative health screenings plus walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries.
"By offering treatment in a convenient setting, we can work with Humana to help reduce health care expenses for its associates, improve well-being and health outcomes and reduce time spent away from Humana associates' families and the workplace," said Andrew J. Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark.
The Center's health coaches from Humana's LifeSynch subsidiary will provide personalized support to help associates stay focused on achieving their health and fitness goals. Wellness coaching will help associates eat better, lose weight, manage stress and quit smoking, among other things.
An "Innovation Showcase" section of the Center will give associates and other visitors an opportunity to explore Humana's new and pilot products and services.
The integration of data and services available at the Center will help impact important lifestyle changes for Humana associates (those who live in the Louisville area or are visiting from other parts of the country), their spouses, domestic partners and dependents, as well as Humana contractors. The center is located in Humana's Clocktower Building at 123 East Main Street in Louisville.
Minneapolis-based MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS), the No. 1 provider of prescriptions and related health care services in the nation. MinuteClinic launched the first retail health care centers in the United States in 2000 and is the first provider to establish a national presence with approximately 500 locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.
By creating a health care delivery model that responds to consumer demand, MinuteClinic makes access to medical treatment easier for more Americans. The company has generated more than 7 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic consistently brings innovation to the marketplace and sets new standards for clinical quality that exceed the national guidelines established for store-based clinics. MinuteClinic is the first retail health care provider to receive accreditation (2006) and reaccreditation (2009) from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.MinuteClinic.com.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members and approximately 7.2 million specialty members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.
Over its 49-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company's web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders;
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
- Most recent investor conference presentations;
- Quarterly earnings news releases;
- Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
- Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
- Corporate Governance information.
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