OurHealth, an integrated on-site health management company, announced the company's plans to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis and add jobs across Indiana, creating up to 450 new high-wage jobs by 2018.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $19.96 million, among other initiatives, to more than double the size of its corporate headquarters, leasing, renovating and equipping an additional 10,000 additional square feet of office space in Indianapolis. OurHealth headquarters is currently located at OneAmerica Tower in downtown Indianapolis. The company also plans to lease a network of 3,500 square-foot clinics across Indiana, providing healthcare services for employers of all sizes.
"We're seeing many Indy-headquartered companies experiencing exponential growth this year and OurHealth is near the top of that list with this expansion," said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. "As they enter these new markets, the core of operations for OurHealth will benefit our local skilled workforce. This gives us an opportunity to show companies across the U.S. that our welcoming business climate and talent create an ideal environment for their company to consider Indianapolis for future growth."
OurHealth plans to begin hiring certified medical assistants, health coaches, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and doctors in June. Interested applicants may apply online at www.ourhealth.org/careers.
"We are in a unique position to change the way healthcare is delivered," said Ben Evans, co-founder and chief executive officer of OurHealth. "Employers across Indiana have experienced nearly uncontrollable increases in their healthcare costs. Along with the monetary benefits recognized by Indiana employers, OurHealth's commitment to wellness and prevention creates happier and healthier Hoosier employees. Our commitment to healthcare innovation enables us to attract and keep top talent, offering a fantastic runway for OurHealth's future growth."
"Innovative solutions in healthcare are developing right here in Indiana, drawing the nation's eyes directly to the Hoosier State," said Indiana Governor Mike Pence. "OurHealth is a key partner in promoting Hoosier health, empowering individuals to take control of their options in a consumer-driven marketplace. In part because of their efforts, Indiana's workforce continues to grow stronger with a focus on wellness and a higher quality of life proving Indiana is a state that works."
Founded in 2009, OurHealth works with employers to improve employee health and productivity and lower costs by removing barriers to care, supporting consumerism and focusing on wellness. The company's model includes a primary care clinic as the hub of a total health management solution, offering preventive care, wellness and lifestyle management services, and patient referral guidance support. OurHealth was honored earlier this year as a 2014 Best Place to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered OurHealth, LLC up to $4,750,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis will consider additional incentives at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
"With today's announcement, Indianapolis' front office job growth continues to leverage our talented workforce," said Brian Gildea, Vice President of Indianapolis Economic Development at the Indy Chamber. "OurHealth's dedication to new, innovative ideas, further strengthens our overall business climate by creating efficiencies and added benefits to local businesses and their employees."
OurHealth is a clinically-driven provider of integrated on-site health management services for employers. It focuses on enhancing workforce productivity and lowering health care costs, leading to sustainable value. Using a consultative and analytical approach to design customized solutions for its clients, OurHealth provides on-site clinical care focused on the primary health care needs of employees, while offering turnkey service with its Total Health Management Solution(SM). The goal of this comprehensive program is to provide value-conscious care options for patients through health promotion, wellness and prevention efforts, lifestyle management, chronic condition and medication management support, on-site laboratory and pharmacy services, and referral guidance. OurHealth is a privately-held company based in Indianapolis, Indiana and can be reached at 317.522.1268 or firstname.lastname@example.org; on the net: www.ourhealth.org.
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