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Posted on: May 7, 2019

City unveils health care center for employees

City manager speaks at ribbon-cutting ceremony

The City of Danville, in partnership with CareTeam, today unveiled a concierge-style health care center that will provide city employees and their spouses and dependents on the health plan with high-quality primary care.

The CareTeam Corporate Health Center, located in the River District at 541 Bridge St., Suite #1, will offer acute and episodic care, health coaching, chronic disease management, telemedicine, and laboratory services.

Mayor Alonzo Jones said, “The center will provide City of Danville employees and their families with more convenient access to care and better help them achieve their personal health goals — all while better managing the City’s overall health costs. This is a win-win situation for employees and the City, and that is why City Council supported this initiative.”

OneDigital, the City’s benefit advising firm, partnered with the City to conduct a competitive bid process for an onsite or near-site health and wellness center provider.  CareTeam was selected as the best option for the City based on experience, business model, and the variety of services it provides. The City received 11 proposals.

City Manager Ken Larking said, “We are very excited about our partnership with CareTeam and believe this benefit is a great investment in our employees, and we anticipate incremental annual cost savings by proactively managing the health of City employees.”

CareTeam is a South-Carolina based company that since 2004 has been delivering easily accessible, personalized healthcare to municipal and corporate employees where they work.

“We are thrilled to partner with the City of Danville to offer a transformative healthcare solution to the City’s employees," said Sam Jones, CareTeam CEO and co-founder. "Good health is good business, and we are excited to help the City curb rising health costs while simultaneously offering a unique, concierge-level primary care experience to its people.”

Same-day appointments will be available to active city employees and spouses and dependents on the health plan, with shorter wait times and 20- to- 30-minute appointments.

CareTeam hired Laurie Taylor as the nurse practitioner. A lifelong resident of the Danville area, she has worked as a nurse practitioner for Centra Health in urgent care and the Danville Veteran’s Clinic providing primary care. Before obtaining a master’s degree in nursing, specializing as a family nurse practitioner, Taylor worked for 26 years as a registered nurse.

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