Virginia Beach, Va., November 15, 2011 – 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.