|WCSI Local News|
Cummins is planning a company-first wellness center for its employees and their families to be located on the Jackson Street block that now contains the Volunteers in Medicine clinic.
Our news gathering partners at "The Republic" report the facility will be the first of its kind and is more than a year away from opening. Dr. Dexter Shurney, chief medical officer for Cummins, told the paper should the concept prove successful, Cummins will consider similar arrangements in other areas with Cummins plants.
Shurney says the clinic is growing out of the company's efforts to improve employees' long-term health and to make them aware of the cost and quality of their health care. The facility would be used to encourage employees and their families to take advantage of a comprehensive approach to their personal health, he said.
The paper is also reporting that the Volunteers in Medicine clinic will look for a new home under a series of moves designed to give the free clinic a clear focus on future community health needs.
The city of Columbus has agreed to sell the clinic property at 836 Jackson St. for $200,000 to the Columbus Regional Health Foundation, the funding agency for the nonprofit clinic.
The city has owned the property since September 2000 and has rented the building to the clinic for a nominal monthly fee.
For more information, go to www.therepublic.com.
Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013 6:21:41 AM
WCSI Radio • Mailing Address: P.O. 1789 Columbus, IN 47202 • Studio: 3212 Washington Street
• Columbus, IN 47203