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Portland, OR – January 18, 2018
Leatherman Tool Group has opened the CareHere Health & Wellness Center, a new on-site facility that will provide access to primary and preventive healthcare to Leatherman Tool Group employees and their dependents covered by the company’s health plan. This new CareHere Health & Wellness Center is the launch of a collaborative partnership by Leatherman Tool Group, and Tennessee-based industry pioneer and innovator in onsite healthcare, CareHere. It is another step the company is taking to offer its employees top-notch benefits and remain one of the healthiest employers in Oregon.
Leatherman Tool Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools and LED lights, has called Portland home since it was founded 35 years ago. Leatherman’s headquarters include a 110,000-square-foot building that encompass its corporate offices and product manufacturing facility which employs 500. The CareHere Health & Wellness Center will be located in the company’s main office in NE Portland. Employees at the company’s 60,000-square-foot distribution center, located two miles away, will also have access to the health clinic.
The CareHere Health & Wellness Center is a new and exciting benefit Leatherman is providing, and will offer primary care services with no co-payments, no deductibles, and no costs for on-site generic medications to Leatherman’s employees and their families.
“Many companies want to provide their employees with great benefits and access to top-quality healthcare,” said Mindy Harter, VP of human resources. “But we aren’t just any company. We are Leatherman. We know how to roll up our sleeves, creatively tackle problems, and come up with original and innovative solutions. The CareHere Health & Wellness Center does just that. It provides top-quality, hands-on, on-site care to our dedicated employees.”
CareHere’s innovative model has a proven track record of significantly improving the health of patients while reducing the overall healthcare spend for both patients and their employers. Serious conditions are uncovered and addressed, emerging issues identified early and treated effectively – all while helping team members avoid co-pays and medication costs through the CareHere Health and Wellness Centers.
CareHere will oversee and manage the operations of the facilities. Patients can schedule appointments online or over the phone. Appointments are never double-booked, so there is little or no wait time, enabling Leatherman employees to be served quickly and feeling better fast.
“CareHere is honored to have been chosen by Leatherman as their partner in providing their employees with quality, cost-effective healthcare. Our providers and wellness coaches are committed to the care of each of our patients by spending quality time with them in order to provide the optimal service with enthusiasm and compassion.” stated Ben Baker, CareHere Co-founder, and COO.
The Leatherman CareHere Health & Wellness Center is located at 12106 NE Ainsworth Circle, Suite 5, Portland, OR 97221. Mindy Harter and CEO Ben Rivera cut the ribbon with a pair of Leatherman Raptors on Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00 pm.
Harter added, “We pride ourselves on being one of the healthiest companies in the nation. Our award-winning wellness program offers an on-site gym, fitness classes, team sports, and other activities to build camaraderie and keep Leatherman employees active.”
Leatherman has been ranked #1 in the Healthiest Employers of Oregon awards by the Portland Business Journal for the last three years. The company’s wellness program promotes living a healthy lifestyle through awareness, education, peer support, and encouraging individual commitment to preventive care. Employees participate in educational seminars, activities, and get their preventive care screenings once a year. Almost 70% of Leatherman’s 500 employees participate fully in this program to receive insurance premium discounts.
CareHere’s abides by all federal HIPPA and confidentiality regulations. Patient’s records are private and secure and never shared with the employer or anyone else without their direction.
About Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools (Leatherman) and LED lights (Ledlenser), with more than 120 million tools and lights sold, and distribution in more than 86 countries. For more information visit www.leatherman.com, www.ledlenser.com, or find us on Facebook at /leatherman and /ledlenserusa.
CareHere is a trusted healthcare organization that pioneered and continues to innovate employer provided on-site and near-site primary care and occupational health at significant cost savings. CareHere partners with employers to inspire their employees and families to achieve well-being and health through innovative, quality, cost-effective healthcare solutions. Started in 2004, and known for their patient-centered approach and delivering their care with enthusiasm and compassion, CareHere’s health centers see patients for acute and chronic conditions in nearly 225 health centers nationwide.