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Take Care enters health, fitness services partnership
July 6th, 2011
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Take Care Health Systems plans to offer its employer clients a range of corporate wellness services under an alliance with workplace health and fitness specialist Core Performance.
And as part of the agreement announced Wednesday, Walgreen Co. has made a minority investment in Core Performance to support cross-platform innovation for Take Care Health Systems and Core Performance. Take Care is the retail health clinic subsidiary of Walgreens.
"Walgreens and Take Care Health Systems have a track record of bringing cutting-edge pharmacy, health and wellness solutions to employers," Peter Hotz, group vice president at Walgreens, said in a statement. "An affiliation with Core Performance strengthens our service portfolio by enabling our clients to access and benefit from the expertise and methodology of one of the world's foremost fitness, nutrition and performance providers. This comprehensive suite of offerings has the potential to drive a significant return for employers while improving the lives of their workforce."
Core Performance offers wellness, fitness and nutrition programs developed by Athletes' Performance Inc., a provider of integrated performance training, nutrition and physical therapy for elite and professional athletes. According to Take Care, Core Performance systems are designed to drive employee engagement and measurable wellness results via personalized plans to empower employees to change how they look, feel and perform at work and in life.
Programs from Core Performance can include an array of elements, such as web-based instruction and results tracking, advanced on-site fitness centers, and workplace activation through health and wellness coaches, Take Care said.
Employer health centers can offer companies immediate savings of 10% to 30% on health care costs, Take Care reported, citing Fuld & Company research. The savings stem from reduced expenses for health care services, higher worker productivity, and improved overall health and well-being of employees.
"When businesses make an investment in the health and well-being of their employees, they're looking to achieve clinical and measurable results," stated Dan Burns, chief executive officer of Athletes' Performance. "Core Performance is built on a data-driven, outcomes-oriented foundation that will enable Take Care Health Systems to further integrate and expand a fitness and wellness platform with its industry-leading on-site pharmacy and health services."