KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2005--NOVA Information
Systems (NOVA) today announced the grand opening of an Employee
Healthcare Center (EHC) at its facility on Chapman Highway in
Knoxville. NOVA partnered with CHD Meridian Healthcare, an I-trax
(Amex:DMX) company and the leader in on-site health initiatives, to
bring this innovative and convenient service to its 1,000 employees.
The EHC will be staffed by a licensed nurse practitioner and will
provide NOVA employees with free, convenient access to basic
healthcare. The center will also provide health education and wellness
services on a group and personal level.
"NOVA is proud to bring this new and exciting benefit to
Knoxville," said David Strider, executive vice president of
operations, NOVA. "We feel certain that this will enhance the
employee-oriented work environment for which we strive."
"With almost 200 facilities nationwide, CHD Meridian Healthcare
thoroughly understands the challenges facing corporations today due to
rising healthcare costs," said Stuart Clark, senior vice president at
I-trax. "NOVA is a great example of a company focused on providing its
employees with high quality benefits at a lower cost."
The new EHC will provide employees with basic health services,
such as treatment of minor injuries and illness, blood and lab work,
prescription/pharmacy services, vaccinations, and other services
without significant time away from the job. In the longer term, the
company expects it may even realize a reduction in health care costs.
I-trax (Amex:DMX) is a leading provider of integrated health and
productivity management solutions formed by the merger of I-trax
Health Management Solutions and CHD Meridian Healthcare. Serving
nearly 100 clients at over 180 locations nationwide, I-trax offers
wellness, disease management and on-site services. I-trax provides a
comprehensive solution specifically designed for every individual
regardless of location. The company is focused on improving health,
satisfaction and productivity for individuals, while lowering the
direct and indirect costs of healthcare related benefits. For more
information, visit www.i-trax.com.
NOVA Information Systems, a leader in the payment processing
industry, is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB).
NOVA partners with financial institutions, independent sales
organizations, associations, government agencies and community banks
to offer integrated payment processing services to more than 750,000
merchant locations in the United States, Canada and Europe. NOVA's
products include credit and debit card processing services, software
applications, electronic check conversion, gift card solutions and
other value-added services. For more information visit
NOVA Information Systems
SOURCE: NOVA Information Systems