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Yoakum Community Hospital Partners with Hochheim Prairie Insurance to Promote Wellness

By January 4, 2017Uncategorized

On Wednesday, November 2nd, a team of Yoakum Community Hospital staff members hosted Bio-Metric Screenings at Hochheim Prairie Insurance. YCH offered hemoglobin A1C tests, Cholesterol tests, blood pressure checks, as well as a blood work prostate screening for men.

With the ever rising cost of health care and the uncertainty of health care reform, Hochheim Prairie Insurance chose to partner with YCH in order to provide this discounted screening to their employees. Knowing where your health stands gives you a great reference point to help understand what can be improved upon, as well as give you peace of mind.

With a mission of providing quality care to our community, YCH offers confidential Bio-Metric screenings and discounted lab work for a multitude of issues. The potentially life-saving health screenings also reduce health care claims for companies interested in partnering with YCH. All of these exams can be offered at a discounted cost to participating entities.

“We have been partnered with YCH for 3 years,” said Roger Arambula, Human Resources Coordinator for Hochheim Prairie. “Since last year, I’ve seen an increased number of employees focused on wellness. When it comes to healthcare costs, we have seen improvement in our loss ratio, which has equated to lower rate increases for us. It certainly has been beneficial for us to receive Biometric screenings when we can share in the cost, reduce the cost or eliminate the cost for our employees.”

As a nonprofit hospital, Yoakum Community Hospital’s focus is on its patients, as well as giving back to the community. “Here at YCH, we want to reach out to the members and businesses of our community, helping to equip them with knowledge regarding their health in an affordable way. This program helps people to be certain where they stand, and enable them to move forward towards a lifestyle focused on wellness,” said Jennifer Franklin, YCH Chief Clinical Officer.

If you are an area business leader seeking support in helping to keep your employees healthy, please contact Jennifer Franklin at (361) 293-2321 ext. 105. This service can be a tremendous benefit and make a measurable difference with the health of your employees, when you partner with Yoakum Community Hospital.