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Marathon Health Blog

The Impact of Working Too Much

It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts. 

4 Companies Investing in Onsite Medical Services to Attract Top Talent

In a competitive labor market, employers are trying to reach candidates with the message that their organization is a great place to work. Touting a thriving corporate culture, flexible schedules, casual Fridays, open-door management styles, and other perks may entice candidates, but how can you really convince them that your organization places a premium on its employees?

Improving Employee Satisfaction with Fitness Programs

Many executives know that happy employees are productive employees. There was a reason Snow White’s staff whistled while they worked, and there is a reason why many modern companies are spending resources on employee lounge spaces with free snacks, large TVs, ping pong tables and other trendy perks.

How to Measure the Success of an Employee Wellness Program

Congratulations on implementing an onsite employee wellness program. This is a benefit your employees will tell you is one of the most valuable to them. But now that it’s up and running, you want to be able to measure and report on its success to the C-Suite.

Jerry Ford Featured in Hayes Healthcare Leaders Blog Series 

Please enjoy this blog our CEO Jerry Ford wrote for Hayes Management Consulting, a leading healthcare mangement consulting firm. 

Jerry's blog, Caring for the Clinician: The Key to Patient Experience, Enhancing Health Outcomes, and Reducing Cost, describes the vital components of a successful onsite program.

The blog is filled with insights about the problems with the current U.S. healthcare delivery system as well as long-term solutions.

The blog is available here.

Great job Jerry! 

Live from Keller Independent School District!

Check out this cool video made by our partners at Keller Independent School District near Dallas. The video, which features Marathon Health Nurse Practitioner Chris Keil, was made to highlight the services available to district staff at the K-Well Health Center. Have a look!

Top Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

Let’s face it: stress is an inevitable byproduct of having a job. Some people are better at handling it than others, but no matter a person’s position – entry-level worker, middle manager, or top executive – it’s something we all deal with. Sometimes stress is purely work-related, sometimes home life creeps into the equation, sometimes it’s inherited; whatever the case, it’s ingrained in who we are and what we do.

Lexington County Year 1 Success

Last month at our annual Customer Forum, we were treated to an outstanding speech by Lexington County, S.C. Executive Joe Mergo and Dr. William Brearly about the successes they've seen seen at their health center. Here Joe talks about the keys to patient engagement, reduced prevalence rates and lowering healthcare costs.

Patient Success story


“I looked at myself and at the scale and realized I was pretty overweight and feeling the normal impacts of being overweight – a little sluggish and aches in my joints.

Including High Costs, Health Care Can Sway Employee Satisfaction

On-site health centers are quickly becoming the solution that many insurance brokers are turning to in order to help their clients increase the productivity, health, and retention of their employees, while at the same time reducing healthcare claims and direct costs.

Brokers play an important role in the process of on-site health center adoption. They are often the catalyst for adoption as they understand how the benefit plan structure and the on-site health center can work together to drive engagement and results (reduced cost of healthcare) for the employer. Onsite health services increase access to care, provide high quality care, and improve the benefits mix offered to the employees, all while helping the employer’s bottom line. Using this approach, for example, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government saved $24 million by adding this benefit for city and county employees.