EATON — Henny Penny, alongside Kettering Health Network, announced the opening on Friday, Sept. 10 of the Henny Penny Cares Clinic, an on-site medical clinic for employees.
“Henny Penny is an employee-owned company with a People First philosophy, and we are committed to taking great care of each other, our customers, and our community,” Henny Penny Chairman and CEO Rob Connelly said. “We are on a journey to be a thriving company that is the best place to work and grow. By providing convenient access to quality healthcare services on-site, we will be connecting employee owners to the types of services and support they need to manage their health and well-being.”
The clinic, which opens on Monday, Sept. 21, will provide preventive care services such as wellness screenings, annual physicals, lab work and treatment for episodic and chronic health conditions at no cost to employees.
“You’ll be able to go if you have a cold, also for ongoing well-being, and also managing any kinds of diseases,” Connelly said. “We’ll also have a lab where we’ll be able to do testing. So, it’s a pretty full-service opportunity for you to engage with the healthcare system in a really quality way.”
Open Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., the clinic, which has two examination rooms, a lab room and a waiting room, will see employees by appointment and will allow drop-ins. Additionally, phone consultations will be available to employees who work from home.
Kettering Health Network will provide the clinic’s digital health platform and physician services, and Kristi Dees, FNP-C will provide health services at the Henny Penny Cares Clinic.
“Kettering Health Network is proud to partner with Henny Penny to make high-quality health care available to their employees, right where they work,” Kettering Health Network CEO Fred Manchur said. “Our organizations share a focus on improving wellness and having easy access to our team-based system of care [that] will help support a healthy community.”
Dr. Shelley Perez, MD at Kettering Physician Network, said that Kettering Health Network and Henny Penny sharing similar values is fundamental and key to the success of the clinic.
“Certainly there’s been a lot of challenges, but knowing that Henny Penny has such similar mission, vision, values…it’s a company that we can trust, and that ultimately wanted the same goals that Kettering Health Network [had], which is to provide increased access to coordinated, team-based care, and really to provide education and support to help their employees make healthier life choices,” she said.
Connelly said that Henny Penny is excited because they believe it will make a big difference in the lives of their employees.
“We also think this might be something that will be a big difference for the community, and over time, maybe other companies will do this and see it can be a meaningful thing for their employees,” he said.
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