What is Healthcare?

According to Marathon Health, healthcare is defined as:

health·care (noun): the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, by providing personal, individualized care.

At our core, Marathon Health is all about helping people create health, not just simply improving physical and mental health through the provision of medical services. When you put people in the driver’s seat of their own health, they develop new health behaviors and make smarter healthcare decisions. Through education and empowerment, our members improve their health.

“At Marathon Health, we have the time to talk to our patients – we really get to know them. We’re on a mission to change the way healthcare is delivered in this country, and I’m just happy to be part of it.” – Dr. Michael Huang, Lexmark Health & Wellness Center, Marathon Health

Marathon Health Earns Distinction as a MSN “Most Admired Company”

Today’s distinction as MSN’s “Most Admired Company” in the Best Life 50-state report is a wonderful acknowledgement of the culture and care our nearly 500 ambassadors have built here at Marathon Health. We’re thrilled to receive this honor alongside major brands like Apple, Amazon, Nike, and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.

On top of offering onsite healthcare, this healthcare company works to motivate the people it serves to take an active part in staying healthy. Named one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont per Vermont Business Magazine, it encourages clinicians to take the time they need with patients rather than looking at each visit as a transaction, and it’s nice that a company would have such a vested interest in the well-being of their clients.

When it comes to healthcare, we believe cookie cutters belong in the kitchen cupboard. We treat a diverse population across many industries and geographies, and it’s our job to understand the needs of these populations and serve each, individual member. But, while we champion individualized healthcare, there’s one thing our 300,000 members have in common: our Marathon Health ambassadors.

Our Secret

Our people – our ambassadors – are the secret to our success. We’ve carried a simple grade school lesson from the playground to our workplace: Treat others how you want to be treated.

“We are grateful for the incredible ambassadors we have across Marathon Nation who have chosen to be part of our mission and who are passionate about our purpose. We are grateful for the chance to serve each patient we have the privilege to engage. Marathon Nation exists because of our people and the level of care they provide each and every day.” – Jerry Ford, CEO, Marathon Health

We’re In Good Company

Our company values extend beyond our workforce and into our customer relationships. Our client, CHG Healthcare, is now Utah’s “Most Admired Company.” Named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for nine years in a row, CHG strives and succeeds at building a healthy, happy workforce. While providing human resource staffing and services to healthcare providers, CHG seeks to improve the lives of their people, customers, and community. CHG directly attributes their rise to #3 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work to the addition of their Marathon Health onsite health center. The health centers are part of an attraction and retention strategy that have become a popular and valued benefit among employees.

Living Our Values

“The culture of wellness and how we live the company mission aligns with my values.” – Angie Hammond, registered nurse, Kwik Trip Center for Health, Marathon Heath.

We understand that our ambassadors provide their best care to our members when we in turn provide them with respect, care, and support. Understanding that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, we’ve built a proactive work culture. Marathon Nation is our internal name for our company, describing the nearly 500 ambassadors nationwide that make up our workforce. Our ambassadors unify through programs created to inspire our workforce, the employees we work with, and the communities we serve. Our company values are paramount to our success and the health of our members. Marathon Nation offers four distinct programs (Ambassadors Code, Ambassadors Wellbeing, Ambassadors Together, Ambassadors University) to support our mission to grow as individuals and lead healthier lives.

While we engage employers to provide better, more accessible healthcare to their workforce, we in turn engage our own workforce, Marathon Nation, to promote the education, health, and wellness of our people. We live our mission each and every day. This is healthcare, and we truly care for our people. Thank you for walking with us in this journey.

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