Battle Creek’s Largest Employer Opens Doors to Wellness at New DENSO Family Health Center

Jan. 26, 2017 News Releases

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO will strengthen its commitment to the health and wellness of employees and their families as it celebrates opening the newest DENSO Family Health Center (DFHC) at DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI) today.

“We are focused on being an employer of choice and this expansion fits well with our company philosophy to offer amenities that help make employees’ lives easier,” said Andris Staltmanis, DMMI president. “Our goals with the health center are to better manage the company’s rising healthcare costs, pass some savings on to our employees and provide employees and their families with convenient access to high quality health services.”

DENSO Family Health Center Uses Patient Centered Medical Home Approach 
The new center uses the Patient Centered Medical Home approach to providing comprehensive healthcare, which is meant to strengthen the healthcare provider-patient relationship; providing whole-person, coordinated care, enhancing the healthcare experience and outcomes through better communication. The center offers easy access to care and encourages active patient participation in healthcare delivery. DENSO employees and their families will be surrounded by a dedicated team of health professionals working together to meet individual healthcare needs.

“DENSO is proud to lead in this trend to provide a more comprehensive approach to healthcare,” Staltmanis said. “Having a family health center on site will make it easy for our employees to stay proactive with their health and help manage chronic conditions if needed through quick access to primary care.”

Employer healthcare centers are a fast-growing employee benefit trend. In addition to occupational health services offered in many of its North American facilities, DENSO also provides onsite access and coordinated care for employees and their families at a Family Health Center in Maryville, Tenn. and a clinic in Athens, Tenn.

DENSO purchased an adjoining building on Wayne Road in Battle Creek in 2015 to house a North Logistics Center to serve its expanding customer base in North America. The five-acre, 215,000+ square-foot facility had 10,000 square-feet of existing office space that underwent a full renovation to become the DENSO Family Health Center. The facility opens for business on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The health center will be staffed with a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physical therapist, nurse and other medical professionals. Employees and their family members age 12 and older who are covered by a DENSO health plan are eligible to use the DFHC, but usage is voluntary.

DENSO employees and eligible family members can access key services such as –

  • Primary care
  • Well and sick visits
  • Physicals
  • Chronic condition management
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Physical therapy and other occupational health services.

The health center is operated and staffed by Premise Health, a leading worksite health and patient engagement company. The DENSO Family Pharmacy, also operated by Premise Health, opened in 2005 and will move to the Wayne Road location, centralizing convenient, affordable services.

The DENSO Family Health Center is the company’s latest investment in associate health and welfare, complementing the DENSO Family Pharmacy, onsite recreation center, Omni Credit Union branch, dining center, and extras including paid uniforms, work shoes, safety glasses, tuition assistance and technical training.

Starting production in 1986, DMMI is the lead production facility for DENSO’s Thermal Systems North American Center and the largest employer in Battle Creek, Mich. with more than 3,000 employees. DMMI manufactures automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems, including condensers, radiators, CRFMs (condenser, radiator, and fan modules), heater cores, evaporators and HVAC units. The Battle Creek campus has more than 1.38 million square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and administrative floor space in six buildings on more than 100 acres of land. It is the largest facility in Fort Custer Industrial Park.

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

About DENSO Worldwide

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/