Jayco celebrates the opening of a new health clinic

Jan. 10 – MIDDLEBURY – Jayco celebrated the opening of the company’s new Jayco Health Care Facility with a dedication ceremony at its US location on Monday morning.

According to Trey Miller, vice president of corporate marketing for the Jayco family of companies, the nearly 10,000-square-foot holistic healthcare facility at 109 WUS 20 was built by DJ Construction.

“The facility, through a partnership with Goshen Health, will provide all aspects of primary and preventive health care for employees and their families and features a state-of-the-art fitness center, occupational health clinic and family care clinic,” Miller said in a provided statement. “This facility is unlike any other offered by an RV manufacturer in Indiana.”

Monday’s ceremony, which was not open to the public, also included a tour of the new facility and question-and-answer sessions immediately after the ribbon cutting.

“The Occupational Health Clinic and Family Care Clinic both have physicians and nurses on staff who provide occupational, primary and preventive health services, prescription medication and wellness coaching,” the company said in a press release after the event. “These clinics were made possible through a partnership with Goshen Health, and this unique initiative is unlike anything offered in the Indiana RV industry.”

“We are honored to support Jayco’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of its workforce,” added Randy Christophel, President and CEO of Goshen Health, in a statement provided. “It is our privilege to provide Jayco employees and their families with convenient access to quality primary and preventive healthcare.”

According to Ken Walters, Jayco’s president and CEO, the company has been discussing the possibility of such a facility for more than a decade, but only really started thinking about the idea about two to three years ago.

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“It’s something we’ve been talking about for more than 10 years and then we finally took it really seriously in the last two or three years as we looked at ways to reinvest in our people to attract talent and to holding and investing in family etc.,” Walters said after the ceremony. “So, two years, one plan, one execution of a plan, and here we are.”

Regarding building the facility, Walters said Jayco has a long history of successful builds with DJ Construction.

“They do a lot of our stuff. We have a long-term relationship with these guys and as expected it was really well done,” Walters said of the final product. “I love the product. I love what we are doing on the workers side to continue with the occupational health stuff. I love the family clinic and the opportunity to look after our team and their families.

“We’ve always had the opportunity for the people who work here to be able to use the clinic, but to be able to bring their families instead of waiting in the ER or the ER, that’s just a really big investment,” he added . “If you look at the fitness center, it’s the same thing as trying to retain and attract talent.”

According to Walters, the new clinic will serve thousands of employees and their dependents from all four brands that are part of the Jayco family of companies, including Entegra Coach, Jayco, Starcraft RV and Highland Ridge RV.

“Any insured employee and their families can use the clinic,” Walters said. “And anyone who wants to sign up and use the gym can use the gym, including family.”

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“We’re the only RV company in the county that does this,” he added of the clinic. “We’re really, really, really proud of it. It took a lot of hard work to achieve this.”

John Kline can be reached at [email protected] or 574-533-2151 ext. 240315. Follow John on Twitter @jkline_TGN.

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