AUSTIN, MINN. - In partnership with Premise Health, Hormel Foods Corporation is opening a health center close to its global headquarters and flagship production facility with the goal of improving access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for Hormel staff and their families. 

"We are thrilled to be able to offer this incredible benefit to our inspired people,” said Janet Hogan, senior vice president of human resources at Hormel Foods. “This addition is a testament to our commitment to ensuring our team members have easy access to high-quality healthcare. This health center will be a tremendous resource for both our team members and our company." 

The health center will be operated by Premise Health, but it also builds on a relationship between Hormel and the Mayo Clinic with resources from the clinic such as radiology and specialty service referrals for things like cardiology, orthopedics, dermatology and behavioral health. 

The new center will provide healthcare services such as primary care, physical therapy, condition management, lab services and limited pre-packaged pharmacy services staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner, condition management registered nurse, physical therapist, two medical assistants and a medical receptionist. 

"Hormel Foods and Premise Health are dedicated to creating a healthy future for team members and their families," said Jami Doucette, president of Premise Health. "The near-site health center, combined with access to services provided by Mayo Clinic Health System such as community-based specialists, surgeries and procedures, and emergency-room care, promotes the overall health and wellbeing of their teams. We are excited to partner with Hormel Foods to deliver significant value to their organization." 

In total, the center will serve approximately 4,700 eligible individuals on the company's health plans, including team members, their dependents ages two and older, and retirees under age 65.