Healthcare provider Marathon Health says despite the rocky economic climate this year stemming from the pandemic, the company is riding a wave of new business
Marathon, headquartered in Vermont, completed its merger with Indianapolis-based OurHealth just weeks before the healthcare crisis began.
The company provides onsite healthcare clinics for large employers and near-site clinics that can serve a cluster of small to medium-sized businesses.
In an interview with Business of Health reporter Kylie Veleta, Marathon Health President Dr. Jeff Wells said the company has added two major corporate clients and intends to hire additional staff in the coming months.
“We expect right now to add about 150 jobs. And many of those, probably as many as 50, will be in the state of Indiana,” said Wells. “We’re also growing in southwest Ohio, in Cincinnati, and there’s a number of Indiana residents that live and work in that market.”
The company provides onsite primary care, health assessments, wellness coaching, and disease management for high-cost chronic conditions.
“Ultimately, the whole goal is to really drive improved outcomes for those employers and their employees. So improved access to care, improved health outcomes, and lowered cost of care,” said Wells.
Wells says like other healthcare providers, Marathon’s clinical teams had to shift away from in-person care to virtual visits for a period. At one point, 90% of all patient visits were conducted virtually. Now, it is closer to half. Wells says virtual visits have allowed the company to meet the urgent needs of patients.
“We’ve probably accelerated two years’ worth of innovation, just by necessity with the pandemic,” said Wells. “And amazingly, the patient satisfaction scores are actually even higher in virtual care delivery than they have been in person. “