Shaw Industries Partners with Premise Health, Offers Onsite Health Care to Associates and Dependents
Leading floorcovering provider Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., has partnered with direct health care company Premise Health to operate the Shaw Family Health Center. The health center, located near Shaw headquarters in Dalton, Georgia, features 26 high-quality health care providers and offers services for Shaw’s approximately 15,000 Dalton-based associates and their dependents ages 2 and older.
“Our associates are at the center of all we do, and their health and wellbeing is something we feel very strongly about at Shaw,” states Mike Fromm, Shaw Industries’ chief human resources officer. “By providing this resource for convenient, first-rate care through the Shaw Family Health Center and Premise Health, we are able to continue delivering on our promise to create a better future for our associates and their families.”
The health center offers comprehensive primary care services, including physical exams and checkups, preventive screenings, acute care, and lab services. It also provides physical therapy and chronic condition management, as well as wellness coaching to support associates and dependents in their health goals.
Shaw associates covered under the Shaw Medical plan and their dependents ages 2 and older can utilize the health center to take a proactive approach to their health needs. It complements additional health benefits available through Shaw, such as access to onsite dental care.
“Shaw and Premise share a commitment to healthy workplaces, and we are pleased to work together to deliver high-quality health care services and a seamless patient experience,” said Premise CEO Stu Clark. “Shaw is an innovator in its industry, and our partnership reflects its dedication to a healthy future for the company and its families.”
With convenient access to health care, Shaw’s forward-thinking approach is helping associates and their families get, stay and be well by promising less time in the waiting room and more spent with a provider, he added.
The Shaw Family Health Center staff includes medical doctors, family nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, a physical therapist, and a wellness coach. Three of the center nurses are specifically trained to help patients manage chronic conditions, with a focus on diabetes, high blood pressure and lung diseases like COPD and asthma. With several bilingual staff members, all patient care and educational materials are available in English and Spanish.
The health center is hosting an open house on June 14 and 15. Attending Shaw associates and families will have the opportunity to tour the facility, meet its staff and schedule appointments.