Manufacturer to Open On-Site Clinic

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A northwest Indiana company is opening an on-site medical clinic Tuesday. Winamac-based The Braun Corp. says the center will serve more than 800 full-time employees and their families. August 19, 2013

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WINAMAC, Ind. - The Braun Corporation, a leader and manufacturer of mobility products, will open an on-site health and wellness clinic on August 20. This will provide more than 800 full-time Braun employees and their families access to the unprecedented, high-quality medical care. With access to high-quality medical care just steps away from employees' desks, Braun is proactively keeping its employees healthy and productive. It's a win-win as healthcare costs are on the rise.

"My family and I are excited for the opening of an on-site clinic. Currently, our doctors are located out of town and we have to take additional time off work to see them. The on-site clinic will lessen drive and wait time," said Shamay Ruff, a Braun employee.

The clinic, located on Braun's Winamac campus at 144 S County Road 100 W, will offer annual exams, immunizations, blood tests, generic drug prescriptions, acute care and other screenings, treatment procedures and health coaching. These services are available to all associates, spouses, and dependents age 6 and older on a Braun-sponsored health plan.

"We are extremely pleased to be introducing this valuable benefit for our employees and their families," said Tom Eastman, Chief Financial Officer of The Braun Corporation. "The on-site medical clinic will not only provide much needed primary care, but will also be a key element in improving the overall health and long-term wellness of our workforce."

Braun, in combination with FirstPerson, an Indianapolis-based professional advisory firm, and OurHealth, a leading independent provider of integrated on-site health management services, have worked to determine the best healthcare model for the Braun employees.

"The clinic creates an exciting opportunity for Braun associates and their families to get the care they need to live healthier lives, which is an important mission and always has been. This is certainly one of the most exciting developments in the Braun Health and Wellness program that I’ve seen in my decade of work with the Braun team. We're happy for Braun and looking forward to the good things to come," said Bryan Brenner, Founder and CEO of FirstPerson.

About The Braun Corporation

The Braun Corporation is the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans, ramps, and wheelchair lifts worldwide and enables people with physical disabilities to regain mobility and lead active and independent lives. The Indiana-based company was founded by Ralph Braun, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at a young age and unable to walk by age 15. Ralph was motivated by his disability to invent the world's first electric scooter (the Tri-Wheeler) and wheelchair lift (the Lift-A-Way) in his parents' garage. Word spread and demand for the product increased, resulting in the birth of Save-A-Step Manufacturing, which ultimately became The Braun Corporation. The company offers the most diverse line of vehicle platforms in the industry, including the BraunAbility Entervan (Chrysler/Dodge and Honda) and the BraunAbility Rampvan (Toyota Sienna). For more information, please visit www.braunability.com.About FirstPerson

FirstPerson is an Indianapolis-based advisory consulting firm specializing in benefits, human resources, compliance, and wellness, which creates customized employer strategies that garner results. FirstPerson advisors tailor programs to clients' specific needs, culture, and goals using a proven process called ResultsBuilder. FirstPerson is a locally-owned private company with roots in Indianapolis that date back to 1968. FirstPerson has the knowledge, capability, and most importantly, a team of experts, to help employers take care of their most valuable asset - their employees. For more information, please visit www.firstpersonadvisors.com.

About OurHealth

OurHealth is a leading independent, 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. 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) 522-0821 or info@ourhealth.org; or www.ourhealth.org.

Source: The Braun Corp.