Grand opening of health center provides BMW Financial Services associates with on-site medical care at Hilliard Regional Service Center

HILLIARD, Ohio, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW Group Financial Services associates and their covered dependents needing medical care can now visit the new 2,036-square-foot health care center at the operations center here for treatment by the on-site nurse practitioner and medical assistant.

According to Wayne Orchowski, BMW Group Financial Services Chief Operating Officer, "We place a very high value on all of our associates and strive to provide them with a safe, comfortable workplace, one which, we hope, makes the experience of working for BMW Financial Services less stressful and more productive.

"For many associates, our convenient, on-site center will serve as their first point of entry into the healthcare system. For those who have an established relationship with a primary-care physician, our clinicians will perform in a support role."

All associates enrolled in the BMW Medical Plan, and their covered dependents, will be able to visit the BMW Health Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The nurse practitioner and medical assistant will have three examination rooms and a laboratory at their disposal.

Acute/episodic services provided will include: illness/injury treatment and follow-up; injections, including flu shots and allergy injections; laboratory work including blood draw; work-related travel medical consultation; adult physicals and vaccinations, biometric screening, and evaluation, stabilization and treatment.

Specific conditions which may be treated include (but are not limited to): upper-respiratory infections such as sore throat, colds and flu; earaches; minor gastrointestinal complaints; new onset headaches; minor wound care; skin complaints; minor complaints of pain; new onset musculoskeletal complaints such as back pain, sprains and strains, and sports, camp and scout physicals (age 12 and up).

"We hope by opening this on-site healthcare center will make it much-more convenient for our associates and their families to get quality medical care," added Orchowski.

Take Care Health, one of the nation's premier on-site health-center providers, will manage the center.

About BMW Group Financial Services

BMW Group Financial Services was established in the U.S. in 1992 to support the sales and marketing of BMW products. Since then, the Group has expanded to provide service to markets in multiple countries and continues to evolve beyond its role as a captive finance unit.

BMW Group Financial Services offers a wide range of leasing, retail and commercial financing and banking products tailored to meet the needs of the BMW customer. The Group also provides financing to BMW dealers for expanding dealership capabilities and enhancing overall operations. With more than $34 billion in serviced assets and 1,000,000 automotive lending customers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, BMW Group Financial Services finances almost three-quarters of the BMWs sold or leased in North America. BMW Group Financial Services employs more than 800 people, including consultants and temporary workers, most of whom are located in the Hilliard, Ohio Regional Service Center which serves the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

In 2001, the MINI Financial Services division was established to provide support for the brand's dealer and customer networks by offering various financing and leasing options. Alphera Financial Services was established in 2006 to provide financial services to dealers who are not part of the BMW and MINI networks.

BMW Group Financial Services also offers credit card products through its subsidiary, the BMW Bank of North America. is a division of BMW Bank of North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW Financial Services NA, LLC. BMW Insurance Agency, Inc., a property and casualty producer, is also part of BMW Group Financial Services.

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SOURCE BMW Group Financial Services