Celadon opening onsite full-service medical center

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Celadon Trucking Services announced the expansion of its “Highway 2 Health” program with the addition of a full-service medical center located at its Indianapolis headquarters. The “Highway 2 Health” program was created in 2006 as a partnership between Celadon and Community Health Network to encourage Celadon’s employees to take a more proactive role in managing their overall well-being.

Since its inception, the “Highway 2 Health” program has been instrumental in a variety of company-sponsored health campaigns; including employee weight-loss competitions, exercise challenges, truckstop-friendly meal planning and wellness counseling. The success of the “Highway 2 Health” program led to Steve Russell, Celadon chairman and chief executive officer, being honored in 2008 as the first person from outside the medical community to receive the American Heart Association’s prestigious Cor Vitae award and Celadon being designated as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Company.

“Our employees, especially our team of drivers, are Celadon’s most valuable resource,” Russell says. “It is of the highest importance to keep our people healthy at work and on the road. With this new facility, we are able to provide additional services and better overall care right here on site, including primary physician care, prescription services and physical therapy. We realize that we have one of the most dedicated work forces in the transportation industry, and opening this medical center is one way we can return that dedication and continue to invest in our people.”

With the addition of the medical center, Celadon says its employees will have convenient access to primary care services, worker’s compensation rehabilitation and disease counseling at Celadon’s Indianapolis headquarters. Scheduled to open Thursday, April 14, the medical center will be staffed with board-certified family practice physicians, board-certified nurse practitioners and certified athletic trainers. Primary care services will be provided exclusively to Celadon employees covered under the company-sponsored health insurance plan. Employees can take advantage of services with no copay, and certain prescriptions will be provided free of charge for an initial supply.

“The opening of the new medical center and the expanded services of the medical department represent Celadon’s longstanding commitment to improving the health and well-being of their employees,” says Steve Zetzl, vice president of Infinity Employer Health Solutions. “As we have witnessed firsthand the financial and social impact of poor health on people’s lives, the Community Health Network is excited to further our partnership with Celadon through our combined efforts on this endeavor.”