Cleveland Clinic and Mayfield City School District Open New Health And Wellness Center

On-Site Clinic for School District Employees and Families is Operated and Staffed by Cleveland Clinic

Tomorrow, Jan. 6, Mayfield City School District will open the Wildcat Health and Wellness Center, a new on-site health and wellness clinic at Mayfield High School. The new facility is operated by theCleveland Clinic AtWork program and offers select healthcare services to more than 2,500 school district employees and their family members.

Staffed by a Cleveland Clinic nurse practitioner and medical assistant, clinic services will include close management and treatment of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, heart disease and thyroid conditions; and care for acute medical conditions, including cold, flu, strep throat and infections.

“We are very pleased and excited about this joint partnership with Cleveland Clinic,” said Scott Snyder, treasurer of Mayfield City School District. “We believe it will have a positive impact on the overall health and well-being of our staff and their families, while achieving cost containment measures for the district.”

Implementing the Wildcat Health and Wellness Center is part of the district’s effort to reduce doctor’s office visits and co-pays; provide healthier lifestyle options and coaching; educate and engage employees as consumers of the healthcare benefits; and reduce absenteeism and chronic medical conditions for employees.

Mayfield City School District is the latest employer partnering with Cleveland Clinic through the health system’s AtWork program. Through this initiative, Cleveland Clinic provides on-site services which help employers reduce business expenses and offer patients access to medical care most aligned with their individual healthcare needs.

“By working closely with the Mayfield City School District, Cleveland Clinic is offering participants access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to play an active role in their own health, as well as lower overall healthcare costs,” said Jonathan Leizman, M.D., medical director of Cleveland Clinic AtWork. “This clinic is an example of our innovative approach to making healthcare more easily accessible to patients.”

Construction of the Wildcat Health and Wellness Center is financed through the district’s self-insurance fund. The school district anticipates future operating costs will be sustained by reductions to the annual increase in the health insurance program equivalent to 1 to 2 percent.

The Wildcat Health and Wellness Center offers adult and pediatric services, includes three exam rooms and is available for any employee or family member who is covered by the district’s life insurance. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Mayfield City School District

Located in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Mayfield City Schools are comprised of four diverse and dynamic communities: the cities of Highland Heights and Mayfield Heights and the villages of Gates Mills and Mayfield. The district serves approximately 4,400 students. Enrollment growth remains steady.

Mayfield has enjoyed an excellent reputation as one of the top school systems in Ohio. This is due to its excellent and committed staff, the majority of whom hold advanced degrees. Mayfield’s students, as a whole, exhibit strong academic ability. The Class of 2015 produced seven National Merit and Commended Scholars, an accomplishment which less than five percent of U.S. graduates will earn. In 2015, Mayfield High School was named among the “Top 500 Most Challenging High Schools” in the country by Newsweek. The Class of 2015 also posted the highest ACT scores in Mayfield High School history.

The District is comprised of four neighborhood grade K-5 elementary schools, grade 6-8 middle school and grade 9-12 high school. In addition to administering these schools, the District oversees three consortium programs which draw students from neighboring school districts: Millridge Center for the Hearing Impaired (MCHI), an elementary school for hearing-impaired students; the Cuyahoga East Vocational Education Consortium (CEVEC), a program which prepares older developmentally-handicapped students for work and independent living; and Excel T.E.C.C. which provides vocational, technical and job-skills training to high school students.

The Mayfield City School District is proud of the broad spectrum of programs it offers. In addition to academics, Mayfield offers rich and diverse extracurricular opportunities for students, beginning in elementary schools. Recently, the district opened Wildcat Sport and Fitness - a gym, track and pool health facility for community members and staff. The Mayfield Innovation Center opened in 2015 to offer students a focused education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. The Wildcat Health and Wellness Center, an on-site health clinic at Mayfield High School opened in 2016 and is operated by the Cleveland Clinic AtWork program to provide select healthcare services to employees and their families.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 90 northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 18 full-service family health centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2014, there were 5.9 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 152,500 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and 147 countries. Visit us at Follow us

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