AUSTIN, MINN. – Hormel Foods Corp. employees working at its global headquarters or at the Austin, Minn.-based production plant, as well as their families, will soon have access to a state-of-the-art health center located near the company’s facilities. The company is partnering with Premise Health, which will operate the center.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this incredible benefit to our inspired people,” said Janet Hogan, senior vice president of human resources at Hormel Foods. “This addition is a testament to our commitment to ensuring our team members have easy access to high-quality healthcare. This health center will be a tremendous resource for both our team members and our company.”

The health center will be staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner, condition management registered nurse, physical therapist, two medical assistants and a medical receptionist. Services provided include primary care, physical therapy, condition management, lab services and limited pre-packaged pharmacy services.

“The Premise near-site access model provides value to Hormel Foods team members and their dependents by bringing care closer to where they live, work and play,” the company said. 

The new health center builds on the existing relationship between Hormel Foods and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Additional resources provided by Mayo Clinic that will be available to Hormel employees and their families include radiology and specialty referrals for things like cardiology, orthopedics, dermatology and behavioral health.

“Hormel Foods and Premise Health are dedicated to creating a healthy future for team members and their families,” said Jami Doucette, president of Premise Health. “The near-site health center, combined with access to services provided by Mayo Clinic Health System such as community-based specialists, surgeries and procedures, and emergency-room care, promotes the overall health and wellbeing of their teams. We are excited to partner with Hormel Foods to deliver significant value to their organization.”

In total, the center will serve approximately 4,700 eligible individuals on the company’s health plans, which includes employees, their dependents ages two and older, and retirees under the age of 65.