Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017
Media Contact: Abbye Garcia, 815-921-4523
A key component of a health and wellness initiative adopted by the Rock Valley College (RVC) Board of Trustees for RVC faculty and staff, in partnership with OSF HealthCare, opened on November 13, 2017.
The RVCare on-campus wellness clinic will provide services to Rock Valley College employees and family members (above 18 months of age) who are covered under the Rock Valley College group insurance plan. The care will focus on the needs of employees and is provided by an OSF HealthCare Medical Group physician’s assistant.
“The purpose of this center is to provide access and flexibility to our employees to manager their healthcare needs. By utilizing the RVCare Wellness Clinic with direction and guidance of their other primary health care professionals, our employees will have the resources they need to focus on wellness,” said Dr. Doug Jensen, Rock Valley College President.
Services, which are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., are non-emergency medical care related to the treatment of common illnesses and basic health and wellness services, including health risk appraisals, diagnostic screening, smoking cessation, vaccinations, and post-offer physicals.
Aimed at increasing satisfaction and improving the health and wellness of RVC employees and their families, RVCare is also expected to reduce the overall costs of healthcare to the College.
“I commend Rock Valley College’s Board and leadership for providing this extraordinary opportunity to their employees,” says Karen Brown, Vice President of Operations for OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. It speaks to the College’s level of commitment to its workforce. For OSF HealthCare, bringing RVCare to a reality has been an exceptional collaboration. We look forward to our continued partnership with RVC and supporting its goal to improve the health and wellness of faculty and staff.”
For more information on RVCare, go to rockvalleycollege.edu/rvcare.