New Health and Wellness Center Opens at STIHL Inc.

Center will serve company’s 2,000 employees
Release Date: 11/8/2011
STIHL Health & Wellness Center: 757-213-6160

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QuadMed’s STIHL Health and Wellness Center staff: Suzanne Robinson, family nurse practitioner; Dr. Alpa Donato; Dr. Michael Simpson; Jennifer Reardon, receptionist/medical assistant; Gloria Fernandez,

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VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. – On November 7, 2011, STIHL Inc. opened the doors to the new health and wellness center for its employees near the company’s Virginia Beach campus. Located across the street from the main campus, the facility provides convenient access to high quality health services, while lowering the cost of healthcare for its employees, as well as the company.


“At STIHL, we have built our success not only on our technological innovation but also by investing in our employees, providing quality jobs and programs that enhance their quality of life.” said Dr. Bertram Kandziora, executive board chairman for the worldwide STIHL Group, who dedicated the facility during his visit to the company. “Not only will this center provide health care savings for our employees and the company, it will be another resource to promote wellness for our employees and their families.”


Only STIHL employees will have access to the new facility at first, but the company plans to provide access to spouses and dependents after the first year. Use of the facility is not mandatory, but the option is available for employees who are interested in a co-pay lower than that of community-based health providers.


The STIHL health and wellness center will provide general medical services, primary and urgent care, lab work and immunizations, annual physicals, wellness programs and health education. In late 2012, STIHL anticipates adding physical therapy services.


For more information on STIHL Inc., visit www.stihlusa.com.

About STIHL Inc.:
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at www.stihlusa.com.
 

*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2011 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
 
STIHL is pleased to support the work of
Independent We Stand , the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) , International Society of Arboriculture (ISA ), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) , National FFA , Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) , the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) , and the National Association of State Park Directors .