HANOVER, Pa.--UTZ® QUALITY FOODS, LLC. the U.S.’s largest privately held snack food brand, celebrates the opening of its new Utz® Health & Wellness Center, designed to provide preventative health and wellness care options to its associates.
Powered by Activate™ Healthcare, the Utz® Health & Wellness Center offers as an associate benefit, preventive and comprehensive healthcare services to its associates coupled with wellness coaching designed specifically for Utz®. With Utz’s focus on health, wellness and safety, the free Heath & Wellness Center is a significant associate benefit and is at the core of Utz’s commitment to the well-being of their associates.
“Activate™ Healthcare is the right partner to help provide our Utz® Quality Foods’ associates with additional health and wellness options,” said Ginger Miller, Health & Wellness Coordinator, Utz® Quality Foods, LLC. “The Health & Wellness Center is a convenient choice for doctor visits, biometric screenings, lab work and medical referrals. Plus, the Center will also stock close to fifty high-quality generic prescription drugs. In many cases, healthcare visits can be one-stop shopping!”
The Utz® Health & Wellness Center is staffed by a team of dedicated medical professionals led by Ronald Pyram, M.D. with support from Physician Assistant, Suzanne Brill and several medical assistants. All active full-time Utz® associates along with their spouses and dependents covered under Utz’s health benefits plan, may utilize the Health & Wellness Center. For out-of-town associates, the Utz® Health & Wellness Center will also offer remote support options.
“We are excited to partner with Utz® Quality Foods,” Said Debra Geihsler, Principal, Activate™ Healthcare. “Utz® is a progressive organization that takes their company-employee commitment to the next level by offering associates and their families’ new and additional options for greater health and wellness.”
“The health, wellness and care of our Utz® Quality Food’s Team is essential” said Dylan Lissette, Chief Executive Officer, Utz® Quality Foods. “As a leading employer in the area, the Utz® Health & Wellness Center is a continuation of our commitment to our associates. Utz’s Health & Wellness Center joins other associate benefits that are win-win, such as the 2013 opening of our 24/7 free Utz® Fitness Center.”
With morning, evening and select weekend hours, the Utz® Health & Wellness Center is a significant addition to the Utz® Quality Foods comprehensive benefits package.
About Utz® Quality Foods, LLC
Founded in 1921, Utz® Quality Foods, LLC. is the largest privately-held and family-managed salty snack company in the United States, produces a full line of products including potato chips, pretzels, cheese snacks, corn chips, tortillas, veggie stix/straws, popcorn, onion rings, pork skins and more. Its brands, which include Utz®, Golden Flake®, Zapp’s®, “Dirty”® Potato Chips, Good Health®, Bachman®, Bachman Jax®, Wachusett® and Snikiddy® among others, are distributed nationally and internationally through grocery, mass-merchant, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores and other channels. Based in Hanover, PA, Utz operates 11 facilities located in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Alabama and Florida.
For information about Utz® or its products, please visit www.utzsnacks.com or call 1-800-FOR-SNAX.
About Activate™ HealthCare
Activate Healthcare was formed by Debra Geihsler (former CEO of a the Atrius/Harvard Vanguard Medical Group in Boston, and Advocate Healthcare in Chicago) and Peter Dunn, (former President/CEO of Borden Foods Corporation and the Steak ’n Shake Restaurant Corporation and former Chairman of the Board of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network). This unique partnership enabled a fresh and important new perspective on how to improve health care.