Team members, retirees and families to benefit from
lower co-pays, high quality care and overall convenience
March 31, 2010 – BUFFALO, W.Va. – Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc. (TMMWV) opened today its on-site health care center offering health care services to team members, retirees and their dependents.
“Toyota’s goal is to continuously improve the overall quality of team members’ health care,” said Mike Lutz, general manager of TMMWV. “The objective is to actively manage Toyota’s health care costs while positively impacting our team members’ bottom line.”
Operated by Take Care Health Systems (TCHS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens, the plant’s health care center will provide acute/episodic/urgent/occupational care as well as wellness, prevention and disease management services. TCHS will staff the health center, oversee day-to-day activities and implement best practices to ensure the highest quality health care for Toyota team members and their families.
Team members will also benefit from the convenience of an on-site pharmacy, which opened in January 2009. In addition to TMMWV, TCHS currently manages four other Toyota facilities in the United States. Located in the existing team member appreciation facility, TMMWV invested approximately $150,000 in the build-out of the 1,000 square foot health care center.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2.05 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs more than 40,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals more than $25 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.