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November 21, 2014 06:00 ET

Weatherby Healthcare Opens On-Site Health Clinic in Durham, N.C.

Staffing Leader Focuses on Providing Quality Healthcare for Employees

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - November 21, 2014) - More than 100 people at Weatherby Healthcare in Durham, N.C., can now receive care at an on-site health clinic. Employees and their families can visit the clinic free of charge, part of Weatherby Healthcare and parent company CHG Healthcare Services' commitment to employee health. The clinic, a partnership with Marathon Health, provides employees access to acute and preventive care and health coaching services.

"Our people are delighted about the addition of an on-site clinic," said Michael DePaolis, vice president of Weatherby Healthcare. "It will provide them with exceptional, cost-effective healthcare right here in our office. What's more, their families are welcome to use the facility, too. It is just another example of how CHG puts people first!"

The new clinic will save an estimated $150,000 in claims during the first year, in part because employees use on-site services rather than visiting higher-priced urgent care clinics or emergency rooms. This is the fourth Marathon Health clinic to open within CHG Healthcare Services' offices, preceded by one clinic in Utah and two in Florida.

"Marathon Health is committed to building a better healthcare system," said Greg Hiss, vice president of sales at Marathon Health. "We are happy to provide high-quality on-site care to Weatherby Healthcare employees, who in turn place providers that care for millions of other people in need."

Weatherby Healthcare providers served more than 3 million patients in thousands of facilities across the country in 2013 through temporary staffing assignments called locum tenens opportunities. The on-site clinic allows the company, known for its signature Red Ribbon Service -- going the extra mile in every interaction -- to provide the same quality, affordable healthcare to its employees.

About Weatherby Healthcare
Weatherby Healthcare is an elite staffing firm recognized for its superior Red Ribbon Service. Established in 1995, the company specializes in providing quality locum tenens physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to the nation's top hospitals and healthcare facilities. Weatherby Healthcare is part of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, which is ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." For more information, visit www.weatherbyhealthcare.com.

About Marathon Health
Marathon Health of Winooski, Vt., offers a proven solution for helping employers reduce the total cost of healthcare. The Marathon Health approach integrates the best practices of onsite primary care, health assessment with risk identification, coaching and advocacy, and disease management for high-cost chronic conditions. Marathon Health supports its unique model with an eHealth Portal delivering medical content, interactive diet and fitness tools, a personal health record, and an electronic medical record to manage care. For more information, visit http://www.marathon-health.com.

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