Take Care to offer Core Performance wellness services to employer clients

WAG makes minority investment in Core Performance as part of deal

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Take Care Health Systems have entered into a relationship with Core Performance to offer Core Performance corporate wellness services to Take Care Health Systems employer clients and bolster its service portfolio.

Take Care Health Systems is the nation's largest manager of employer health, pharmacy and fitness centers, with nearly 400 locations throughout the United States. As part of the agreement, Walgreens has made a minority investment in Core Performance.

Core Performance offers wellness, fitness and nutrition programs developed by Athletes' Performance, a resource for athlete training. Core Performance systems are designed to drive employee engagement and measurable wellness results through the development of personalized plans that are designed to empower an organization's employees to change how they look, feel and perform at work and in life.

Core Performance programs can incorporate an array of elements, including Web-based instruction and results tracking, on-site fitness centers and workplace activation through health-and-wellness coaches with expertise in the Athletes' Performance methodology.

"Walgreens and Take Care Health Systems have a track record of bringing cutting-edge pharmacy, health and wellness solutions to employers," stated Peter Hotz, Walgreens group VP. "An affiliation with Core Performance strengthens our service portfolio by enabling our clients to access and benefit from the expertise and methodology of one of the world's foremost fitness, nutrition and performance providers. This comprehensive suite of offerings has the potential to drive a significant return for employers while improving the lives of their workforce."

According to Fuld & Co. research, employer health centers can offer employers savings of 10% to 30% on healthcare costs. The facilities generate savings by reducing costs for healthcare services, increasing productivity among the workforce and improving the overall health and well-being of the employee population.

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